10 Superfoods That Help You Beat High Blood Pressure
BY DR. AMY LORENZO ON JANUARY 21, 2015 IN HEALTH, NUTRITION
Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to kidney damage, eye damage, cardiovascular disease, heart attack, stroke and several other serious health problems. Controlling high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, reduces the risk of cardiovascular problems in later life. While some people need medication to control hypertension, many people can significantly reduce their blood pressure by making a few lifestyle changes. In addition, there are several superfoods that can significantly reduce blood pressure levels, particularly when eaten regularly.
1. Green Tea
Blueberries contain powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins, which lower blood pressure by acting in a similar way to ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors, one of the most popular anti-hypertensive medications prescribed by doctors. ACE inhibitors work by blocking the production of an enzyme that causes damage to blood vessels and arteries. Regular intake of blueberries, when eaten raw or consumed as juice, also helps to reduce levels of LDL cholesterol, also known as bad cholesterol.
5. Brazil Nuts
9. Oily Fish
Now this won't be hard at all to do in 2015....right?? Let's give it a try.
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