Naturally Lower your Blood Pressure
May 17th, 2017
In honor of World Hypertension Day, we have highlighted a few ingredients that can lower blood pressure or help to prevent high blood pressure in the first place. Our goal is to help you strengthen your blood vessels and improve their elasticity. Fruits and vegetables, due to their high percentage of potassium and nitrates, as well as antioxidative plant products can have a positive impact on the cardiovascular system. Natural ingredients are not to be compared to medications, but when consumed consistently they can help maintain the blood pressure at a normal level. It is also important to avoid too much salt, sugar, animal fats, alcohol and tobacco as much as possible.
|Bananas||The Indian Kasturba Medical College showed that the consumption of two bananas daily over the period of a week can lower blood pressure by 10%. The reason for this is the high amount of potassium in bananas, which is responsible for the body’s fluid balance. Additionally, studies from Harvard Medical School revealed that the potassium nitrate in bananas works more efficiently to lower blood pressure than that in supplements.|
|Cocoa||The flavanoids and phenols in Cocoa help it to lower the blood pressure within a few weeks. The consumption of chocolate with a cocoa percentage of approximately 80% is particularly effective. White chocolate and milk chocolate do not lower blood pressure.|
|Phenoles, potassium, carotinoids, and antioxidants are found in potatoes, which have a positive effect on blood pressure. Red and blue potatoes are particularly effective when cooked over medium heat.|
|Kiwis|| According to the American Heart Association, three ripe Kiwis daily is enough to verifiably lower the blood pressure. The reason for this is lutein and amino acids.|
|Garlic and other herbs||Wild garlic, nettle, chili, lavender, parsley, celery, and garlic lower blood pressure. The contained plant products is converted to hydrogen sulfide in the human body. These dilate the vessels and thin the blood.|
|Brown Rice||Daily consumption of brown rice inhibits the blood pressure controlling tissue hormones such as Angiotensin II.|
According to statements from the L-MARC Research Center in Lousianna, the intake of 3 handfuls of Raisins daily is sufficient to create a positive effect. The contained potassium relaxes the arteries.
|Red beets||Red beets have a high amount of nitrate, which has blood-pressure lowering qualities lasting up to 23 hours. Researchers from the London School of Medicine recommend drinking 500 ml of red beet juice daily.|
|Watermelon||The contained amino acid citrulline is well-known for its blood pressure lowering effect.|
|Hawthorn||Through its rich amount of phenols, hawthorn has circulation promoting qualities, which support the oxygen supply of the body and the dilation of blood vessels.|
A healthy diet and regular physical activity is not only good for your blood pressure, but for your whole body. You will feel healthier and more in shape in a short period of time by making some of these simple changes. Learn more about how CardioSecur can help in the setting of high blood pressure.