The blood in our body:
The blood streaming in our body is supposed to maintain a steady momentum. That is what is called the blood pressure. Now when the blood gushes in the body at a pressure that is much higher than normal, it has the potential to damage the arteries of the heart. This condition is called high blood pressure or hypertension in medical terminology.
At apexhealthandcare.com, we have created a list of foods that can help you reduce the pressure of the blood. Hypertension is often touted to be the silent killer. This is mainly because the symptoms are not exactly explicit. And if there are any symptoms, they are manifest quite late and by that time the damage is mostly done.
- Add more greens in your diet:
A lot of us who have seen doctors for hypertension are told to reduce their salt intake as the first layer of prevention. The condition is such that it can aggravate with more sodium in the body.
Greens like kale, chards, spinach, arugula, and lettuce have the ability to clean the kidney of any excess salt in them via urine. Having a glass of smoothie with infused greens can help keep hypertension at bay.
Who doesn’t love berries?
The flavonoids in blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries can reduce high blood pressure. Add them to the cereal or enjoy them in a salad bowl but add them you must!
- The good old beetroot!
I love the color only that I am a little careful when handling it. An apron and hand gloves must do the trick though!
Beetroot is a versatile vegetable and can be eaten raw and cooked. Juice of the beet is a great heart drink. Cooking and eating them as chips, in soups, stews or roast vegetables are also healthy options. Beetroots have nitric oxide which helps in opening up the clogged arteries. Also, they are filling.