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TABLE 3-8 ■ Patients With Hypertension:

Recommended Changes in Diet

Dietary Change

Food Source

Increase foods high in potassium Decrease foods high in sodium

Baked white or sweet potatoes, cooked greens such as spinach

Bananas, plantains, many dried fruits, orange juice

Canned foods (soups, tuna fish)

Pretzels, potato chips, pickles, olives

Many processed foods (frozen dinners, ketchup, mustard)

Batter-fried foods

Table salt, including for cooking

Source: Adapted from Dietary Guidelines Committee, 2000 Report. "Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans," Washington, DC, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

TABLE 3-9 ■ Abnormalities of the Arterial Pulse and Pressure Waves

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