Can People with Hypertension Eat Meat?

Can People with Hypertension Eat Meat?

Hi, Friends of SlimGourmet! Even though Eid Al-Adha has been over, we still see many foods with meat ingredients in it, and we still have meat leftovers that still keep in refrigerator. For some people with hypertension, eating meat makes them worry because it might increase their blood pressure level. So, is it true that people with hypertension can’t eat red meat? Let’s talk about it in this article.

Basically, people with hypertension can still eat various foods with meat in it, for example chicken and red meat (cow’s meat and lamb). However, we still need to control meal portion, part of meat that can be consumed, and how to cook it. Meat contains sodium and cholesterol that can trigger hypertension, but the value ofthose substances (per 100 grams meat) is not that high, so it is still safe for people with hypertension. We can choose to eat lean meat or non fat meat 50 – 100 grams.


The best cooking method for people with hypertension are steam, boil, and sautéed with a little bit oil. Cooking meat using a lot of oil and heavy cream is not suggested because it can add calories and increase cholesterol level as well as trigger hypertension to occur.

SlimGourmet’s Kitchen & Nutritionist team always choose the best cooking technique, to keep our clients stay healthy and not to worry about their health problem.

Let’s live healthy, happy, and prosperous with SlimGourmet!

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