Food and herbs to lower blood pressure

: May 4, 2015
Herbs to lower blood pressure

Most common issue among the elderly people is high blood pressure. There are many reason for this to happen. 7 out of 10 are facing this problem now a days. We can call these diseases as an invitation in race for survival of the fittest. There are also some of natural medications you can have to regulate your blood pressure. But most of us eliminate use of nutrients from our body and add toxins through medication and never solve these issues. 

Now lets us quickly go through the causes of High Blood Pressure:

1. Emotional and Cognitive stress (can affect your adrenals, cardio and gut system)
2. Inflammation in arterial system
3. Adrenal issue
4. Kidney issue (Lead to kidney failure)
5. Hormonal and Mitochondrial issue
6. Weight issues

Great philosopher has said “Food is your medication and medication is your food.”

He wanted to prove that without the help of medicine you cannot sustain to diseases. But unfortunately he was proved wrong as no one in this world can win in front of nature
The  real medications means the one found in green vegetables should be given attention if you are facing a problem of high-blood pressure.

Here we have some of the vegetables that help to control your High Blood Pressure 

1. Spinach:
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Spinach has presence of alkalizing minerals such as magnesium, vitamins like B9 and potassium in it. Eating spinach in your daily diet will control your BP.

2. Seeds:

Sunflower seeds, hemp seeds and groundnuts flax seeds will prove a good dose of alkalizing minerals such as magnesium. These seeds also prove as an excellent source of good Omega 3 fatty acids and help to reduce inflammation. They are also rich in source of soluble and non-soluble fibers.

3. Root vegetables:

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Root vegetables prove to be a rich source of alkalizing minerals such as potassium and magnesium. Root vegetables such as sweet potatoes, potatoes can normally be boiled and eaten or roasted and eaten.

4. Bananas:

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Bananas are good source of potassium and fibers. Potassium helps to balance the effect of salt on your body, and help in proper function of kidney. Thus you can eat bananas daily to reduce your blood pressure.

5. Tomatoes:

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Tomatoes are a very rich source of lycopene. This helps in reducing your blood pressure. Some of the researchers have found out that consuming 25 mg of lycopene in your diet will lower your  'bad' cholesterol up to 10 percent. They are easily available in the market so you can consume them daily.

Following are some herbs that avoid high blood pressure

1. Basil:

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Delicious herb that can be used in a variety of foods is basil. Basil helps in lowering down the blood pressure. It is an easily available herb. You can add fresh basil to your diet easily by keeping a small pot of basil in your garden. Thus you can add fresh basil leaves to soups and salads.

2. Cinnamon:

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Cinnamon is tasty seasoning. It requires very little effort to include it in your daily diet. You need to crush it and then add it to your food you and also chew it and control your blood pressure down. You can include cinnamon in your diet by sprinkling its powder on your breakfast such as cereal and oatmeal. It may also give your coffee an amazing effect.

3. Cardamom:

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Cardamom can also be called as Indian seasoning. It is mainly used in the South Asian foods. Cardamom used for several months in your diet will decrease your blood pressure. Cardamom can control your blood sugar level. Thus it is mostly used by diabetic patients.

4. Garlic:

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The ability of garlic to lower your blood pressure is because of its property of relaxing and dilating blood vessels. This allows free blood flow and reduces the blood pressure. You can add garlic to a number of recipes in your daily diet. It is easily available in your kitchen.

Some more Helpful Methods to Reduce Blood Pressure:

1. Exercise:

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This helps all your body fluids moving in your body and helps in gaining oxygen and release CO2

2. Meditation:

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This will helps to calm down your  mind and thus supports your nervous system .

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