4 key and natural ways to maintain your blood pressure

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Nutrition First

-Cutting down on your sodium intake, helps lower your blood pressure. Study and research your foods, because manufacturers don’t always tell you the truth for the ingredients on their labels. Try to always pick stuff to eat where you get less than 400 mg of sodium a day.

-Next, eat some foods with potassium in them, daily. They give you energy and they help balance your sodium intake. It’s well known that banana has a lot of  this in it, and as well as

  • papaya
  • prune juice
  • raisins
  • mango
  • kiwi
  • orange
  • pear
  • diced honeydew melon

-Eat wholegrain and heart healthy foods, plus supplementing with Omega 3 acids will help assist in lowering your blood pressure. Ask your doctor about what supplements to add first.

-Some of the herbs that help lower your blood pressure are garlic, basil and cinnamon. Garlic relaxes your blood vessels causing them to dialate. This creates a relaxation that lowers your pressure.

-When you drink alcohol, cutting your drinks down to twice a week will also save your life and lower your blood pressure. Drinking some of it, has a lifesaving effect. This does not mean that if you didn’t drink alcohol before, that you rush into this to get to the lifesaving effect.  If you do that with high blood pressure, your body goes into shock for the many years that it didn’t have alcohol before. This shock can send your blood pressure through the roof, causing a stroke or heart disease. In this case, you are better off not consuming alcohol.

-Eliminating refined sugars and creating a negative caloric balance, aids in losing weight that lowers your blood pressure. These are important. They are amongst your natural remedies for high blood pressure.

Stop Smoking

If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure and you are a smoker, that makes it worse. Please stop smoking. It can be hard at first, but you can still do it. Consult your doctor as needed. This is on the top of the list for smokers of natural remedies for high blood pressure.

Exercise

This is on the top of the list of natural remedies for high blood pressure. Being over weight creates stress on your body and your joints. This, in turn, causes your blood pressure to go up. If this is not taking care of properly, you can get heart disease or a stroke.

So it is very important to eat right and exercise every week. If you are just beginning to exercise, start off with three times a week for thirty minutes. Do this until your joints and your muscles get used to this. Then increase it. You want to work up to doing sixty minutes of exercise at least five times a week.

Exercise will help you tone your muscle, burn fat and relieve stress. You should include low or high impact cardio workouts at least three times a week.  They help lower your LDL, the bad cholesterol too. This, in turn, lowers your blood pressure.

Rest

Make sure that you get enough sleep.  When you are sleeping and resting for your eight hours or so, your blood pressure is going down.  After around four hours of sleep, your body enters into it’s REM sleep where it sends out growth hormones to heal you.

This all comes down to exercise, nutrition and rest along with you working with your doctor. Keep yourself healthy by lowering your blood pressure. Be happy and be there for your loved ones.

About The Author: Alex Jordon has written articles on various physical and mental health related conditions, including diabetes/ heart disease/ autism/depression/Nutrition/fitness/diets/fad diets/herbs/alternative therapies/weight loss/obesity in children and adults/smoking risks/alcohol risks/fast foods/disease….

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  • aaa

    The article certainly makes some very well known points. But the author's poor English skills are distracting.

    • Jack Taylor

      you're right, sounds like a foreigner.

    • EMS NYC

      I think some so-called "writers" or web bloggers these days just do "copy and paste" to get their blogs listed higher on search rankings results for content. They obviously never check their source's syntax or grammar…
      However, one food which has been proven to lower one's BP quickly and consistently, if taken daily, is red beets. Just one red beet everyday or 8oz of redbeet juice will bring down your BP to normal/acceptable levels. The key ingredient in lowering one's BP is the perfect combination of Magnsium, Potassium and Vitamin B12.

      Magnesium relaxes blood vessels(vasodilator) and with Potassium manage water and sodium levels in the blood, while B12 helps regulate the cardiovascular and nervous systems which are both responsible for proper heart function.

  • Sellous

    This article is very informative as well as can be bad for those especially already on certain blood pressure medication.

    Take for instance ripe bananas, did you know that some blood pressure medications should not be taken with ripe bananas? Another thing I find that elevates my blood pressure are mangoes, it seems some species of mangoes are good while others are not.

    What I find lowers blood pressure real well if used consistently is this.

    2 cups water as soon as one wakes up in the morning, followed by two or three pegs of garlic, then an orange, do this for at least a month and you'll see you blood pressure returns to normal providing you adopt a new eating habit.

    I would also recommend that you get you a few bottles of Neem Ultimate Body Detox, available at:
    http://www.bodyrepairman.com

    This concoction not only helps to lower blood pressure, it is good for diabetes, high cholesterol,Fibrids, Yest infection,poor circulation etc.

    Blessings to all.

  • Cynthia

    I have not seen the evidence for reduced sodium intake.

  • Chernet Yirga

    thank You!!!

  • Neil

    I assume "get less than 400 mg of sodium a day" is a mistake and 400 should be either 1400 or 2400. 400 mg of sodium is about the amount of sodium in –> 2-3 slices of bread, 1-2 slices of packaged turkey or ham or chicken, 2-3 Jello pudding cups, or less than a cup of soup