Food and High Blood Pressure

By Christian Goodman

By providing your body with the ingredients needed to help itself back to health, you are helping yourself regain health without modern medication. Not all medications are bad, however most carry a list of side effects that are sometimes worse than the disease it treats. My goal in my life and in my career is to help people cure themselves with natural methods.

Doctors are quick to prescribe blood pressure medicine and it is generally convenient to take, but it can leave a person with new and usually surprising problems. Side effects include headaches, dizziness, nausea, joint pain, fatigue and sexual dysfunction - and these are just a few of a large list. Some of the more serious side effects even include stroke and heart attack (the very problems the drugs are designed to prevent).

please discuss any problems that you're having with the medications first. If you are currently taking blood pressure medicines please be sure to consult with the doctor about it's side effects. And choose to discontinue it, even if you are experiencing any of the above side effects.

The easiest and the best way to reduce your high blood pressure is to restructure your diet plan. You can control your high blood pressure by selecting healthy food to eat. Below is the detailed list popular food option that control blood pressure.

As a natural diuretic, celery tops the list of good things to eat for blood pressure. It is also said to have a negative caloric effect, which means that it takes more calories to digest than it even contains. Eat it fresh or juice it with carrots for an extra daily health punch.

Papaya is another great fruit that helps in reducing the blood pressure. To see the difference it is advised to eat papaya in empty stomach for a month and you can see the difference in your blood pressure. Eat it alone and avoid eating anything else for at least two hours afterward.

Garlic can sure pack a punch. You can garlic in natural form or can cook it with your meal. Even there witnesses they say it has reduced the blood pressure within minutes after eating. The fastest acting blood pressure reducing food is garlic.

Try to reduce the intake of fat, sugar, and red meat you eat every day. This can lower your cholesterol as well as reduce you blood pressure. This is if you are not interested in Papaya or garlic.

Try the DASH eating plan to overhaul your meal plan. This method helps those suffering from high blood pressure as well as being beneficial to people who had pre-hypertension by lowering their blood pressure. It provides a specific diet plan and serving recommendations to guide you to making the right food choices.

DASH has a well-rounded eating plan, consisting of foods from these categories: whole grains, raw vegetables, fruits and non-fat or low fat dairy products. Fats and oils are allowed but in limited quantities.

Although changing the way you eat is an important part of managing high blood pressure, you can also help your body heal itself by reducing stress in your daily life. Stress can be a major contributor to high blood pressure. By lowering your stress levels, you can also in turn lowers your high blood pressure.

By reducing stress, you can maintain or even lower your blood pressure. To let this program work at its best, combine the stress-free methods with a healthy diet and exercise to help your body lower its blood pressure naturally and effectively. I no more address stress in my Hypertension program

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