A consistent blood pressure higher than 140/90 mm Hg is considered as high blood pressure, Eat these super foods to control your blood pressure and live a better and healthier life:
1. Celery Leaf:
Celery contains high levels of 3-N-butylphthalide, a kind of photochemical that naturally functions to relax the muscles in and around the walls of the arteries, causing the vessels to dilate, thus creating space for the blood to flow freely thereby controlling high blood pressure level.
It is great for weight loss, detoxifying the body and lowering cholesterol as well as arthritis pain. You can eat a few stalks of celery as a simple snack daily.
2. Indian Gooseberry:
Also commonly known as Amla, it is one of the most effective home remedies for high blood pressure. It reduces cholesterol and highly rich in vitamin C, it helps in widening blood vessels, reduce blood pressure readings and formation of new arteries (arteriogenesis).
Before breakfast in the morning, start consuming 1 tbsp. fresh amla juice with little honey to kick-start your day.
According to a recent study consuming at least 2–3 grams of potassium can help lower the systolic and diastolic reading by two points, even a drop that small can reduce heart disease by six percent, and strokes by 14 percent.
The vitamin content in the fruit helps in toning the blood vessels and should be consulted with the doctor prior to consumption.
Potatoes are rich in vitamins and phytochemicals, they have similar effects to ACE-inhibitors, medications used to treat high blood pressure. High in magnesium and potassium it is considered incredibly effective in lowering high blood pressure.
The way potatoes are prepared and consumed makes it the unhealthy choice, instead include boiled potatoes which are essential great for lowering blood pressure.
Simply add one or two cloves of garlic in the morning or in your meals, to experience its magical powers over high blood pressure.
The presence of garlic sulphides and allicin are said to work in relaxing blood vessels, along with reducing pressure and damage affecting blood.
Its ability to prevent high blood pressure comes from stimulating hydrogen sulphide and nitric oxide synthase production. Apart from lowering cholesterol it is effective in improving digestion and immune system.
6. Watermelon Seeds:
Watermelon seeds contain a chemical known as cucurbotrin, a glucoside which has the efficiency to reduce cholesterol, weight loss and scantly urination. The substance has a definite action in dilating the blood vessels, thereby lowering blood pressure.
Take some dry roasted seeds and grind them up, add them to 2 cups of water and boil for about 15 minutes. Strain the liquid and consume it twice everyday.