Hypertension – or high blood pressure – is a big problem for many people. Millions of people been diagnosed with high blood pressure.
You are the only one who can take charge of your life and
change your current lifestyle to do something to improve that
blood pressure problem.
Increasing the consumption of plant foods into your diet is
very important in lowering blood pressure. A good vegetarian
diet contains less saturated fat and refined carbohydrates, and
more potassium, complex carbohydrates, fibre, calcium,
magnesium, vitamin C and essential fatty acids.
Some supplements that are good for lowering blood pressure are
fish oil supplements or flaxseed oil which are both rich in
omega-3 fatty acids.
Measuring Blood Pressure:
There are two numbers taken into account when blood pressure is
measured. The highest number is the systolic which measures the
pressure inside the arteries when the heart beats. The lower
number is the diastolic which measures the pressure in the
arteries when the heart is at rest between beats.
Hypertension is ranked in stages with the first stage being
Prehypertension. The measurements in this range are Systolic –
120 to 139 and Diastolic – 80 to 89.
Stage 1 is the next stage with measurements being Systolic –
140 to 159 and Diastolic – 90 to 99.
Stage 2 is the highest stage of hypertension with measurements
being Systolic greater than 160 and Diastolic greater than 100.
Some natural remedies for hypertension are:
1- Raw garlic. Have garlic in salads and also use it in
cooking. Garlic supplements are good to take on a daily basis,
one after breakfast and one after dinner.
2- Eat apples. Apples have pectin with can help to lower blood
pressure so try to eat two apples a day.
3- Papaya is very good if you eat it first thing in the morning
every day and then do not eat anything for two hours after.
4- Eggs and meat will cause blood pressure to rise more than
any other food. Avoid meat, tea and coffee, sugar and fried
5- Cucumbers are rich in potassium, phosphorus and calcium.
They’re also a good diuretic and calming agent. To help bring
down blood pressure, try eating a cucumber every day. If you
have a juicer, drink ½ cup of fresh cucumber juice. You can also
include some carrots and parsley, which is another good
6- Cayenne pepper is very good for stabilizing blood pressure.
7- Drink watermelon seeds. Crush or blend two teaspoons of
dried watermelon seeds and then put them in a cup of boiled
water. Leave them for one hour and then strain them. Drink the
watermelon seed tea half an hour before each meal. This can also
improve kidney function so you may also be using the bathroom a
bit more than usual.
8- Raspberry leaf tea can also help to reduce blood pressure.
You can have this tea hot or cold. Combine 1 ounce of raspberry
leaves to 2 cups of boiling water and simmer for 20 minutes.
Drink 1 cup a day.
The last natural remedy…
Laugh! Studies have shown that five to ten minutes of laughter
first thing in the morning is a great way to improve blood