Blood pressure can be a disease that may come without any prior major symptoms. The good news is that, blood pressure can be controlled by a few simple changes in diet along with prescribed medicines.
The simplest way to discover if you have blood pressure related problems is to get a medical checkup. Blood pressure monitors that are used in these checkups, provide accurate readings. If the results show that you have pressure problems especially high blood pressure, there is no need to panic. There are many home and natural remedies that can be followed to lower your blood pressure. Below you can read about a few such changes in diet that can help you lower your blood pressure levels.
• Garlic – Garlic has been used for its medicinal properties since ancient times. In the case of high blood pressure, also called hypertension, it helps by reducing the formation of clots and hence reducing the blood pressure. Other than its benefit against high blood pressure, garlic also has antioxidant properties which prove to be helpful.
• Cucumbers – Cucumbers have a rich content of minerals like calcium, potassium and phosphorus which are highly essential in reducing blood pressure. It also helps in flushing out the excess of salt and increases the elasticity of the blood vessels.
• Saffron – Saffron is considered to be among the really old and highly expensive spices that are available in the market. It contains a chemical called crocetin that helps in reducing blood pressure. It is advised to use saffron only in small quantities because high amounts can cause unconsciousness.
• White Meat and Cold Water Fish – It is not necessary to stop consuming meat if you are prone to high blood pressure. Just changing your diet from consuming saturated fat to low fat meats like white meat. Eating fish also provides Omega 3 which is essential for reducing blood pressure.
The foods mentioned above are an easy and natural remedy for high blood pressure troubles. Along with these it is advised to stop or reduce the consumption of certain food items like salt, meat with saturated fat and dairy products. Smoking and consumption of alcohol should also be stopped. Hence by following these simple diet changes, you can normalize your high blood pressure.
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