Foods That Can Help Control Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a condition that causes blood to flow through your arteries at a higher than normal pressure rate. High blood pressure is also known as hypertension. A number of factors contribute to elevated blood pressure, including stress, diet (red meats and cholesterol-containing foods), tobacco, alcohol and lack of exercise. High blood pressure affect so many people today; men and women and because it has no exact warning signs and symptoms many of us don't know we have it. More reason we should do regular check. High blood pressure could also lead to other illness such as heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. What you eat and drink can have much significant control on high blood pressure. Consuming natural foods, and reducing salt intake, is an important step in reducing high blood pressure.

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Foods to eat to control high blood pressure:

BananaOne sized banana  has at least 450 milligrams of potassium, nature's most powerful blood-pressure-lowering medicine. To lower your blood pressure, you need greatly reduce salt consumption and take more of potassium. Shortage of potassium can plays a major role in the onset of high blood pressure and that neglecting potassium intake can cause a blood pressure spike even among people with no previous concerns. A low potassium intake also increase  your chances of getting a stroke.

PumpkinPumpkin seeds can help reverse hypertension because they contain a high zinc value. Inadequate amount of zinc can make your arteries lose elasticity, resulting in inflammation. Pumpkin seeds contain high zinc value and so can help reverse elevated blood pressure.

Garlic is a good food to help fight hypertension because it acts as a blood thinner and also conditions such as hardening of the arteries( atherosclerosis), high blood pressure, heart attack and coronary heart disease.

Yoghurt contain high calcium value. According to studies, adults who consume 1000 to 1500 milligrams of calcium a day in their food reduce their risk of contracting high blood pressure. Calcium bring down high blood pressure it prevents the body's pH level from falling into an acidic state, and instead, keeps it alkaline. High blood pressure cannot occur when the body is alkaline.

PotatoesPotatoes are healthy food. They are a valuable source of potassium, which helps lower blood pressure and low in sodium. Potatoes are also rich in magnesium, which helps lower stress and improve overall immunity.
Other foods that can control blood pressure include dark chocolate and apple cider vinegar.

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