Foods To Lower Blood Pressure Part 2

When it comes to a heart-healthy, blood pressure friendly diet there’s a lot of “no.” No red meat, no salt, no sweets—It’s enough to send your stress levels through the roof (which is also bad for your blood pressure).  The bad news is there’s no single secret of how to lower blood pressure to a healthy level, which according to the American Heart Association is less than 120/80 mm Hg.  The good news is that the dietary path to a healthier heart has a whole lot of “yes.” 

Here is a list of foods to help you reduce and control your blood pressure

  • Kale – Kale has a unique nutrition profile; it’s rich in magnesium, potassium and vitamin C. The research suggests that both potassium and vitamin C enhance the blood pressure lowering properties of magnesium.
  • Cashews and Almonds – Low magnesium levels are very strongly linked to high blood pressure. Replacing this magnesium deficiency is shown to markedly improve blood pressure. Cashews and almonds are extremely high in magnesium.
  • Green Tea – The catechise in green tea have been shown to increase the diameter of arteries by up to 40%. This improved blood flow and reduces blood pressure.
  • Olive Oil – Frequent olive oil intake has been heavily linked with cardiovascular benefits for many years. Small studies have shown extra virgin olive oil can significantly reduce blood pressure compared to sunflower oil.

Have high cholesterol. Try these superfoods.

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12 Comments Add yours

    1. GS says:

      Glad you found the post helpful

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  1. gpavants says:

    Hi Garima,

    My dad got me thinking about that spoonful of olive oil with battling high blood pressure. I love that many natural items have many crossover benefits.

    Thank you,

    Gary

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    1. GS says:

      Hi Gary, Drizzle generously for heart health, a new study suggests. According to recent research published in the journal Nutrients, consuming extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) can lower your systolic blood pressure—or the “top” number of a blood pressure reading that is important in determining your risk of heart disease.

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      1. gpavants says:

        I am sorry that I am just answering your responses. For some reason my email isn’t passing on my comments. Thank you.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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      1. Always a pleasure to read and share your posts, Dear
        xoxox 😘💕🎁😊🌹

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      2. GS says:

        Woahhh so many reblogs 🙏🏼

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  2. thekindkumquat says:

    I don’t use cashew nuts due to the labour slavery of the workers that collect and process the cashew nuts before they are sold to the middleman. I enjoyed the articles, very informative 🙂

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    1. GS says:

      Yes, Time magazine has described this trade as “blood cashews” and that’s unfortunate.

      Thank you for liking the posts. If there is anything in specific you would want to read about. Do let me know.

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