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Use Nutrient-Dense Raw Foods To Lessen High Blood Pressure

Learning simple methods of nutrition for high blood pressure is not a complex endeavor. Supermarkets, roadside farmer’s markets and your own backyard garden can be your lifesaving pharmacy. You may become your own best nutritionist consultant.
 
If you are taking a prescription drug, your doctor may monitor your health more closely for a decrease in dosage. You may even return your blood pressure to normal with proper dietary guidelines. Why not add whole foods to your daily menu and reap the benefits of a new healthy lifestyle? Let some of these raw fruits and vegetables be your medication:
 

Juice Some Celery

Toss some celery into your shopping cart the next time you’re in the grocery store. This vegetable contains a chemical called 3-n-butyl phthalide. It works on the muscles that line the blood vessels, and it generates these miracles:
 

  • – increases diameter of blood vessels
  • – instigates a smoother blood flow at lower pressures

 
Place three stalks of celery a day in your juicer. It only takes a few minutes, and you’ll be refreshed by drinking an energetic, heart-healthy drink; moreover, the lime-green beverage is festive. Another way to enjoy your daily intake is to add a cup of chopped celery to your salad. The effects are evident immediately.
 

Serve Some Fiber-Rich Beets

Beets are not only good to eat, but they’re good for your health. The body converts their nitrates into gas nitric oxide (NO2). This matter works to relax the muscles in the blood vessel walls. It also has antiplatlets that lessen blood clotting.
 

Add Fish Oil to the Diet

The protein in fish oil has the sulfur-containing amino acids, methionine and taurine. They are miracle workers that protect against stroke. If you don’t have fish oil, flax seed oil is a good substitute.
 

Limit Sugar and Alcohol

Constantly ingesting too much sugar causes an unhealthy rise in blood pressure, and heart disease may be a result. Use natural fruit juices, whenever possible, for sweeteners. Pass up the alcoholic drink after work for the sake of your healthy heart. Focus on low fat meals. Steam some broccoli, or bake a vegetable casserole.
 
Now that you know more about the healthy ingredients in fruits and vegetables, You can fire-up the juicer every day. It takes only a few minutes to whip-up a raw fruit puree in the blender. Because there are no bad side effects from eating raw fruits and vegetables, it’s all beneficial. Your overall health improves, and you lose weight and become a trimmer you.