Foods That Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a serious and widespread problem for people around the world. Among lifestyle changes, diet can play a hefty role in attaining a healthier, higher quality of life.

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Foods That Can Lower Your Blood Pressure.

As of late, it seems as if all roads lead to CoronaVirus. We see major shifts in the world, affect how we do business, and questions on when it is appropriate to leave home and where you can go.

It would be an understatement to say that stress levels are high. With these higher stress levels, there is likely a rise in blood pressure.

 

High blood pressure is a serious and widespread problem for people around the world.

Among lifestyle changes, diet can play a hefty role in attaining a healthier, higher quality of life.

An advantage of using diet to modify blood pressure is that foods typically do not have the side effects such as those common with the use of medication. For example, the DASH diet utilizes calcium, magnesium, and potassium-rich foods to combat high blood pressure.

The following are a few of the foods you can add to your diet that may lower your blood pressure.

 

High blood pressure is a serious and widespread problem for people around the world. Among lifestyle changes, diet can play a hefty role in attaining a healthier, higher quality of life.

 

Foods That Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

 

Oatmeal

 

Oatmeal has been a staple food for thousands of years. As the main ingredient in classic foods including granola and porridge, it is filling, low in sodium, and extremely high in fiber.

This complex carbohydrate encourages a slower digestive process, which is better for the body.

Many studies have shown that the beta-glucans found in oat kernels are known to lower cholesterol and glucose in the blood. Today people in several cultures use it as breakfast food.

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Bananas

 

Bananas are well known for their high potassium content. It can be used in a variety of ways to suit your needs and tastes.

You can cut it up, blend it into a smoothie, or simply peel it and eat it.

Potassium is absorbed by the body much more efficiently through ingestion of foods than through supplements, so try adding bananas to healthy desserts and snacks.

Fish Oil

 

As always, health through food is about balance.

Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids which are seriously important for heart and arterial health. Western diets typically contain heavy doses of omega-6 fatty acids which destabilize the delicate balance between the two types. Fish oil supplements may be an excellent addition to your daily regime.

Green Tea

Green tea has become famous for its amazing health benefits around the world. It contains a wide array of antioxidants and polyphenols.

An increase in blood flow and improvement in blood pressure may occur with the simple addition of green tea. The polyphenols in green tea offer this great benefit.

Studies have proven that drinking just a few cups a day can widen arteries by almost 40 percent.  There is a lower risk of heart disease for tea drinkers, according to studies.

Try a cup of green tea today!

Share your thoughts, ideas, and even recipes for these wonderfully healthy foods in the comments below.

Naturally Yours,

Elise Ho, Ph.D., D.N.Psy


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32 thoughts on “Foods That Can Lower Your Blood Pressure”

  1. I had no idea bananas can lower blood pressure. I eat about 10 per day and my blood pressure is super low, almost abnormally so.

    I guess it’s a good thing.

  2. Your post is always so helpful. Thanks for that talking about such a important health topic, I will keep it in mind.

  3. Oatmeal and bananas are my go-to foods! I have vEDS, which means that due to a faulty gene, my body does not make strong anything, except bones, lol. This means that high blood pressure is extra dangerous for me. This is why I agree with you on the list that you have here, and I utilize the power of all of them – blessings!

    1. Claudia,thank you for sharing a bit about your life. Oatmeal and banana are such great choices. If your diet can accommodate it, I often will stir one to two egg whites into my oatmeal while it is cooking so as to boost the protein.

  4. This was a great read. It stands to reason that if these foods can help lower your blood pressure, they can also help keep it low. I actually already eat almost all of these, so I’m set!

  5. This list is so helpful!!! My mom’s getting her BP “managed” and “maintained” — will share this with her so that she knows which food she can enjoy 🙂

  6. Hi Elise,
    yes we are definitely living in interesting times which can be stressful for many. Interesting to see that those 4 foods you picked are good for us on many levels so certainly worth including in our diets
    ~ Jacs

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Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

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