Food That Lower High Blood Pressure


Nowadays many old people are suffering from hypertension and its related disorders which will cause much inconvenience in their daily life. The point to relieve the symptoms is not only to control weight, they should also try to reduce the intake of sodium salt in their daily diet. They should quit some bad habits like smoking instantly. Regarding the food, they should choose some food which are good for the treatment of the hypertension.


Potatoes
As one of the common food we eat almost every day, potatoes can provide great benefits for curing hypertension. A recent study has found that potatoes are good food sources of a special mineral potassium and regular consumption will help maintain the blood pressure. The best way to eat potatoes is cooking or baking potatoes with skin because they can effectively avoid adding extra fat or calories and prevent damages of nutrients inside.

Spinach
Spinach is rich in vitamins, various minerals and antioxidants. It contains a large amount of potassium which play a vital role for the regulation of blood pressure.

Garlic
Garlic is one of the most effective diet recipe to maintain the blood pressure. They are rich in sulfides which can help maintaining the stability in the body’s enzymes and thereby lowering the risk of high blood pressure. Many studies showed that people with regular consumption of garlic often have a lower blood pressure than other group. Generally, eating two or three piece of garlic is an easy way to lower the blood pressure.

Bananas
Regular consumption of plenty of bananas may help prevent high blood pressure and other cardiovascular diseases. Bananas are rich in potassium and some scientific studies showed that eating two bananas a day can reduce blood pressure by 10%.

Unsalted nuts
Unsalted nuts (Walnut, cashew nuts, almonds, pecans, pine nuts, peanuts) and seeds (sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and Linseed, etc) are excellent sources of protein. Eating a handful of nuts or seeds has a very good effect to control high blood pressure.

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