HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Natural Ways to Lower High Blood Pressure - More Than Home Remedies

Keep your weight under control.

Don't smoke.

Cut salt and sodium from your diet.

Take a good multi-vitamin.

Eat lots of fruits and vegetables; cold-water fish such as salmon, tuna, herring, mackerel and halibut for their beneficial omega-3 fatty acid; onions; celery; and whole grains.

- or take Omega 3 Fish Oil Concentrates .

Reduce your fat intake.

Make sure that your diet includes large amounts of fruits and vegetables high in potassium, which helps the body to get rid of excess sodium. Some of these foods are bananas, avocados, dried fruits, and lima beans. Steamed clams are also a good source of potassium. High-fiber fruits like apples and pears are also said to decrease blood pressure by lowering cholesterol.

Take natural apple cider vinegar or natural apple cider vinegar tablets daily. With many people, this alone is enough to lower high blood pressure and keep it under control.

Be sure to get enough potassium, and magnesium. When the diet lacks these minerals, supplementation with tablets of magnesium and potassium may improve blood pressure control. Potassium-rich foods include avocados, bananas, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, grapefruit, nectarines, oranges, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, green peas, potatoes, and squash. Foods rich in magnesium include nuts, rice, bananas, potatoes, wheat germ, kidney and lima beans, soy, and molasses. Natural apple cider vinegar also contains potassium and magnesium.

Garlic appears to lower blood pressure by 5% to 10%. It can also lower cholesterol, reduce triglyceride levels, discourage clot formation, and promote blood circulation. A typical dose of garlic is 900 mg of garlic powder per day. This dosage is also recommended for lowering high cholesterol.

NOTE: Garlic can thin the blood. It should not be combined with prescription blood-thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin) or Trental (pentoxifylline) or with natural blood-thinners such as Vitamin E (in large amounts) or Ginkgo. It is also recommended that garlic should not be taken in the weeks before and after any type of surgery.

Don't have more than two alcoholic drinks per day for a man or one per day for women.

Exercise regularly for 30 minutes a day. You can do this in three 10-minute segments. Exercise stimulates a substance within our bodies called nitric oxide. Nitric oxide helps to keep our blood vessels open. During the early stages of plaque build-up (or arteriosclerosis), one of the first things to be seen is a reduction in the amount of nitric oxide in the blood vessels. When you exercise, the accelerated pumping of your heart forces more blood to flow through the vessels. As this blood pushes its way along the lining of the vessels, more nitric oxide is released.

3 Easy Exercises Drop Blood Pressure Below 120/80 Within a Week.

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