Many of you have high blood pressure. It can happen without any notice and 90% of the time no understanding shy. But whether you just found out or you’ve known for years, you’re scared and for good reason. High Blood Pressure is the leading cause of stroke resulting in paralysis, brain damage and even death.
Hypertension is usually heightened by atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) , obesity smoking, and even coffee. Hypertension is most common in people with stressful lilves. And of course if you live in thiw world, stress is in plentiful supply. And so is hypertension. I heard that one local HMO is considering putting certain blood pressure medications in water to sell knowing the majority of people over 50 years old will develop hypertension. Keeping your blood pressure under control is tremendously important to your overall health. High blood pressure is one of several factors associated with cardiovascular disease which is the number one killer of both males and females in America. Cardiovascular disease claims more lives annually than all cancers combined, killing approximately one million people in the U.S. each year and it disables countless others. Many factors are associated with high blood pressure including genetics, age, race, stress, obesity, smoking, a high-salt diet, excessive consumption of alcohol, and a sedentary lifestyle, poor dietary habits, and caffeine. Many people who have hyptertension don’t even realize it. It causes no specific symptoms and no warning signs, which is why it has earned a reputation as a “silent killer”. The good news is that hypertension responds quite well to dietary and lifestyle changes.
1. Limit you salt intake to 2,400 mg a day, the equivalent of abouot 6 grams of salt. Many people say to me. ” I don’t eat much salt because I never add salt to my foods” But if you eat out, use package or canned foods, as well as some canned vegetables juices, you are taking in more salt than you may be aware. And this can definitely be contributing to the stubborn high blood pressure.
2. Eat plenty of bananas, cantaloupe, potatoes, and other fruits and vegetables that are rick in heart-healthy potassium
3. Snack on tree nuts-almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macademia nuts, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts- and peanuts. All of these contain compounds that are good for the heart.
4. Increase your consumption of flavonoid sources, such as legumes, soy products, nuts, green tea, and citrus fruits.
5. Breathing exercises three times a day – I just came across another recommendation from a colleague. learn yoga breathing – conscious breathing and do this exercise two to three times a day for 5 minutes. There have been studies which prove this particular exercise will lower blood pressure immediately and over time can completely reverse this disease.
6. Take the cardiovascular enzyme formula for hyptertension- as well as nattokinase for preventing stroke( consult withy your physician about this supplement if you are already on a blood thinner)
7 Exercise at least 6 days a week for minimum of 30 minutes.
8 Have your intention of lowering your blood pressure. – she it as already happened.