High Blood Pressure

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When you get high blood pressure, you should be able to control blood pressure with getting and maintaining a healthy weight; reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) when high; restrict salt in diet, exercise, and adding calcium, vitamin D, magnesium and potassium for your diet. Optimal blood pressure is at or below 120/80 mm Hg.

The following are some suggestions for your consumption to reduce high blood pressure:

MilkSkim milk provides calcium and vitamin D, two nutrients that work to help reduce blood pressure by about 3 to 10 percent, and could add up to approximately 15 percent reduction in risk of heart disease.

SpinachSpinach, fresh sunflower seeds, beans (black, white, navy, five, pinto, kidney) Spinach, fresh sunflower seeds and nuts all contain magnesium, a key ingredient to lower and maintain healthy blood pressure levels. These foods also provide a lot of potassium, the main nutrient in lowering high blood pressure

Baked white potato, banana, soybeanThe third lot of food to give potassium, potassium and sodium levels complement each other when a low potassium, the body retain sodium, but not too much sodium can cause increased blood pressure. When high potassium, the body eliminate sodium. Eat potassium-rich foods is important to maintain a healthy balance of both minerals and, by extension, to maintain low blood pressure. Potassium supplements which will cause too much disruption of balance and could endanger your soul

BrownEating chocolate about 30 calories per day – less than half an ounce of dark chocolate – was associated with decreased blood pressure without weight gain or other side effects, according to research in the July 4, 2007, issue of JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association).

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