Lower High Blood Pressure…a Safe and Proven Technique

EAT and Drink Natural Foods – a Safe and Proven Method to Lessen Your High Blood Pressure

Accordingly to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are two facts that you should know about High blood pressure,

· About 1 in 3 U.S. adults—an estimated 68 million—has high blood pressure1.

· In 2010, high blood pressure was projected to cost the United States $93.5 billion in health care services, medications, and missed days of work2.

My uncle Lewis died at the tender age of 50 from a massive heart attack. He was healthy but a disease was prowling in the darkness.

Accordingly to the Texas Heart Institute of the Episcopal Hospital, Hypertension or high blood pressure is a quiet killer3. It took my uncle life and every year it takes the lives of many unsuspected Americans. Hypertension can result on death or have severe physical incapacitating consequences in the human body.

For example, uncontrolled high blood pressure increases the risks of heart failure, heart attack, kidney damage and stroke3. Conventional medicine typically recommends weight loss and drugs to lower high blood pressure and cholesterol; however slight thoughtfulness is given to change nutritional habits – the safe and natural way to really lower high blood pressure.

Indeed, keeping high blood pressure under control is very important to maintain a good quality of life. In this article we would look at simple natural foods and the overall power of these foods to help control high blood pressure.

Since you would like to be closer as you can to natural foods, remember that natural foods are unprocessed food or food that has undergone no or minimal processing and contains no additives such as preservatives or artificial coloring4. And it is best to consume organic foods and preferably raw either in juices or salads. Some of these powerful foods are listed accordingly5.

Spinach

Remember Popeye the cartoon character strong and healthy? Well Popeye was right! Spinach is an extraordinary food. Spinach has two properties needed to fight high blood pressure, potassium and low content of sodium. These minerals work together as potassium lower and sodium raises the blood pressure. Foliate or water soluble vitamin B, relaxes blood pressure and allows for a proper flow of blood. – imitate Popeye and you will feel better.

Beets

beets1These are full of vitamins such as A, B1, B2, B6 and C. They are also an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, sodium and iron. All its healing and medicinal values effectively normalize blood pressure, lowering high blood pressure or elevating low blood pressure. This wonderful crimson juice is a powerful solvent for inorganic calcium deposits that cause the arteries to harden. Though beets can stain your fingers, the positive effect in your heart is worth the pinky fingers.

Parsley

parsleyThis leafy friend provides nature’s best carotenoids and is a nutrition powerhouse of a few known anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and flavonoids (lutein, zeaxanthin, apiole, rutin and apigenin). It is also rich with chlorophyll, vitamin A, B, C, and K, folic acid and iron.

It has high beneficial mineral contents like calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, vanadium, and zinc. Consume parsley regularly for its vitamin C to prevent hardening of the arteries.

It also helps to dissolve the sticky substances and maintain the elasticity of the blood vessels. Maybe this powerhouse of anti-inflammatory properties makes the rabbits jump for joy – it can do the same for you but because of its power eat or drink twice a week only.

Celery

celery stalkCelery expressively helps lower blood pressure. It has Vitamin C and a compound called phtalides, which help ease the muscle around arteries, dilating the vessels and permitting blood to flow normally.

Next time you are hungry for a snack munch on celery and eat the leaves too – imagine your blood flowing freely through your arteries!

Alfalfa Sprouts

alfalfa-sproutsAlfalfa Sprouts are nature magic reveal to man! They contain a myriad of valuable nutrients such as calcium, folic acid, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, sodium, zinc. More so, this is the only plant that supplies the full range of vitamins, from vitamin A, B complex (even B12), C, E to K. And they are grown hydroponically, which keep them pesticide free!

Consume this and watch them help lower your high blood pressure. When you make a sandwich, top it off with alfalfa sprout and you will feel the power of this little plant running all over your body.

Cantaloupe Melon, Limes, and Lemon’s

canteloupeThis phenomenal fruit is greatly concentrated with excellent levels of beta-carotene, folic acid, potassium, vitamin C and dietary fiber. It is also one of the very few fruits that has a high level of vitamin B complex¾B1 (thiamine), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), and B6 (pyridoxine).

Potassium in this melon helps excrete sodium, consequently bringing down high blood pressure; Limes do not differ very much from those of lemons. They are both excellent sources of vitamin C, B6, potassium, folic acid, flavonoids and the outstanding phytochemical, limonene.

Regularly consuming vitamin C retards the development of hardening of the arteries. Eat melon and drink some lemonade and enjoy the fragrance of these powerful fruits!

My uncle was a simple man and had no access to good information. You do. Educate yourself and take your high blood pressure seriously. You do not want to be part of the statics given above and had to spend hard earned dollars in a hospital bills because of out of control high blood pressure. And certainly, you do not want to die young – think about how much more you would like to accomplish in life

– It’s never too late to take better care of yourself! So eat some spinach, beets and parsley; enjoy a juicy melon and drink some lemonade – You heart will hum with delight and you will jump in joy! Literally! –attack your high blood pressure by changing some simple nutritional habits and eating or drinking organic raised natural foods and live.

Candelaria Brown

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Candelaria Brown

I'm no doctor, but I love sharing from my vast knowledge on the power of foods and techniques that help you vastly improve your life in areas like physical health, sickness prevention, and emotional and spiritual balance. Read more about me...

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