Ways to lower your Blood Pressure

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Old 24-Mar-2010
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1. What foods are good to eat for lowering blood pressure?
Here are the most beneficial foods for lowering high blood pressure:

Celery juice: This is a time-tested Chinese remedy! Studies have found that celery is packed with over a dozen anti-inflammatory agents, including apigenin, a cox2-inhibiting compound similar to some anti-inflammatory drugs. Easily made in a blender or a juicer, drinking two to three 8 oz glasses of fresh celery juice a day for a month can help prevent high blood pressure or restore it to normal.

Fish: The omega-3 fatty acids in fish, along with other nutrients, protect blood vessels from plaque, reduce inflammation, and prevent high blood pressure.

Olive oil: According to a recent study, olive oil intake is inversely associated with both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Use olive oil in cooking and on salads.

Apple cider vinegar: Vinegar alkalizes the body and lowers your blood pressure. First thing in the morning, when your stomach is empty, drink 8 ounces of warm water mixed with 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar and 1 tsp honey regularly. The honey ensures regularity of bowel movement since constipation may aggravate high blood pressure.

Cucumber: A natural diuretic, cucumber will help hydrate and lower the pressure in the arteries. Eat 2 fresh cucumbers every day for 2 weeks.

Flaxseed oil: Flaxseeds, like fish, are chock full of omega-3 fatty acids that protects your blood vessels from plaque.

Nuts and Seeds: A handful of L-argnine-rich nuts and seeds a day may help lower your blood pressure. L-argnine is thought to help widen the arteries.
Also, an extraordinary blend of Chinese herbs that supports your circulatory and heart health is Super Clarity.

2. What is a good diet for high blood pressure?
According to research, dietary habits are perhaps the number-one reason for essential hypertension, or high blood pressure. While there are foods that are beneficial for lowering your blood pressure, as listed above, there are foods that should be avoided. Limit your intake of salt, caffeine, white flour, alcohol, deep-fried food, nicotine, preservatives, sugars, and artificial flavoring and coloring. Replace salt with flavorful herbs and spices. See if you make the switch from coffee to tea, which has much less caffeine, if any. Wheat flour is a healthier choice than white flour. Swap sugar with honey. Otherwise, eat fresh wholesome foods of all colors every day.

3. What are some ways I can lower my blood pressure naturally, without using man-made drugs?
First of all, it is very important that you discuss with your physician before going off any prescribed medications. In addition to the dietary advice given above, some of the best ways to naturally keep your blood pressure down include:
Take 500 mg a day of vitamin B6, a natural diuretic; 800 mg of magnesium; 1,000 mg of calcium; and omega-3 supplements such as flaxseed or fish oil to provide essential fatty acids.
Perform moderate exercise (heart rate at 120 beats per minute) for 30 to 40 minutes at least 4 times a week.
Practice a Stress-Release Meditation every day. Breathe consciously, relax, and with each exhale focus on relaxing each area of your body in sequence, starting from the top of your head and moving down to your toes. Try taking your blood pressure reading before and after 20 minutes of meditation practice. Log the readings and watch your blood pressure drop over the course of a month..

If none of these remedies seems to be working for you after one month, or if your blood pressure is higher than 140 systolic and 90 diastolic, see your medical doctor immediately.

May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

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