From a bird’s eye view, the twisting and curvy roads that crisscross the nation resemble a tangled web. To keep us safe, speed limit signs are posted on each one, alerting drivers not to exceed it. Our circulatory system resembles those miles of pavement. And while there’s no signs posted to remind us to pay attention to the pressure of blood speeding through our bodies, it is something we must check periodically. Hypertension is a medical condition in which there’s an abnormal force of blood and we need to make a pit stop and get it repaired.
For millions of people, blood pressure can reach dangerously high levels. Some factors are ones we bring upon ourselves. This includes eating too much red meat, foods with high-cholesterol, smoking, too much alcohol, stress, and adopting a sedentary lifestyle. This medical condition is one that doesn’t produce obvious symptoms. The good news is, we can take action steps to correct it.
In today’s video, we will showcase food with health benefits that can help lower your blood pressure.
One food in the arsenal is a banana. It is one of the most powerful nature-made remedies for controlling blood pressure. Its secret sauce is potassium: 450 grams worth. This mineral assists the body in processing salt. Excess salt consumption can wreak havoc on blood pressure.
2. Pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin is something we normally associate with Halloween or holiday pies. Those seeds that you dig out shouldn’t be thrown away. They are nuggets filled with zinc, and can reverse the effects of hypertension. Without zinc, arteries lose their elasticity, which can create inflammation. Pumpkin seeds are also an enormous source of protein, minerals and amino and fatty acids. And they are also great warriors, anxious to battle any parasite.
Besides acting as a blood thinner, garlic is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and manganese. Blended together, they can help prevent coronary heart disease, including heart attacks and hardening of the arteries.
Yogurt is one way to satisfy a sweet tooth that won’t make you feel guilty. It’s packed with calcium which is a great way to lower the risk of high blood pressure. Yogurt also supplies your body with protein, potassium and magnesium.
As long as they are not fried and drowning in butter, potatoes are healthy for us. They are a major source of potassium and magnesium.
6. Watermelon seeds
If we realized the value of the nutrients inside watermelon seeds, we may not be so quick to discard them. These little protein-rich superstars can dilate blood vessels and help kidneys functioning properly. They can also relieve inflammation of arthritis sufferers.
Here’s one way to prepare them for a snack:
Place a small amount of slightly crushed watermelon seeds inside a container of boiling water.
Allow the container to sit for 90 minutes.
Once they are cooled, you can snack on them throughout the day.
Like garlic, onions are anointed as superpowers. Onions help improve blood circulation, hypertension, and also reduce high cholesterol. They are vaults containing generous amounts of essential oils, vitamins and minerals. And they can add flavor most any food, soup or salad.
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