Food and High Blood Pressure

By Christian Goodman

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. By providing your body with the ingredients needed to help itself back to health, you are helping yourself regain health without modern medication.

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 simplest way to control high blood pressure it to restructure your diet plan. By choosing healthier foods to eat, you can be in control of your blood pressure, not the other way around. Below I have listed several popular food options for those of you considering this method:

Celery tops the list of healthy food as it is a natural diuretic. Celery does also have negative caloric effect, it means it takes more calories to digest than it contains. You can eat it fresh or can mix it with carrots to get some juice.

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.

You can help your body to heal itself by reducing the amount of stress you have in your daily life. But changing your diet is the main way to reduce your blood pressure. Stress is considered to be a major factor of high blood pressure. By reducing stress, one can also reduce the high blood pressure.

I address stress in my Hypertension No More program, where I focus on increasing your body's intake of oxygen to reduce or eliminate stress. 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.

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