Blood pressure is the force of blood against the blood vessels’ walls. The blood pressure can be normal, low, or high. Both low and high blood pressure can be very harmful to the body.
The medical term for high blood pressure is hypertension, which means that your heart needs to work very hard in order to pump blood through your entire body. Since there are no visible symptoms, high blood pressure is known as the silent killer.
Unfortunately, many people suffer from high blood pressure and some of them aren’t even aware of their condition. This harmful disease can be found in people of all ages due to an unhealthy lifestyle, eating fast food, lack of exercise, etc.
Even though high blood pressure seems like a simple disease, it can damage the arteries and increases the risk of heart attacks, kidney problems, or other diseases, if it’s not treated properly and on time.
According to statistics, one in three people in the United State suffers from high blood pressure or roughly said 67 million people. Unfortunately, this number continues to increase every year. This dangerous condition can do some serious damage to your heart if it’s not controlled properly. In order to maintain your blood pressure balanced, we prepared a list of natural remedies that you can try at home.
Consuming lemon juice on daily basis can help in maintaining the flexibility of the blood vessels and make sure the blood flows properly. One study confirmed that drinking lemon juice had a positive impact on blood pressure levels.
How to prepare it?
Extract the juice from half a lemon and mix it with one glass of water. Don’t add any sugar or other sweetener! The best day to drink it is on an empty stomach in the morning.
If you don’t like drinking lemon juice, consider adding it to salad dressings. It’s important to know that you shouldn’t drink neat lemon juice because it’s too acidic and can damage your teeth.
Coconut water can be found inside the green shell of the fruit and it contains magnesium and potassium. Both minerals are essential in maintaining blood pressure levels.
It’s also rich in calcium, electrolytes, and other nutrients that help in lowering high blood pressure. According to a recent study, it was discovered that coconut water reduced high blood pressure in 71% of the participants.
Drinking this kind of water on an empty stomach every day can help in reducing the systolic heart. For better results, drink it twice a day, one glass in the morning and one glass at night before going to bed.
Drink hibiscus tea
Hibiscus tea has been widely used as a natural remedy for lowering blood pressure. According to studies, it’s been discovered that hibiscus acts as a diuretic and eliminates sodium from the bloodstream without affecting the potassium levels.
As a result, it regulates the blood pressure on the arterial walls. What’s even more interesting is that hibiscus acts as an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, which can protect your circulatory system from any damages. Although hibiscus is not as powerful as a medication prescribed by doctors, it can actually be very effective.
How to prepare it?
Bring water to boil and add dried hibiscus leaves or a hibiscus tea bag and leave in for 5 minutes. If you want you can make the tea tastier by adding lemon or honey. Drink this tea 2 or 3 times every day for the best results.
Green tea has many health benefits. It is rich in polyphenols, such as tannins, flavonoids, gallic acid, and catechins. These powerful groups of antioxidants are very effective when it comes to reducing high blood pressure.
Besides antioxidants, green tea also contains many vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, zinc, manganese, magnesium, potassium, and fluoride. According to numerous researches, it’s been discovered that green tea can definitely help in lowering high blood pressure.
It’s important to know that green tea contains a lot of caffeine and can cause insomnia. So, if you have never drunk green tea before, it’s recommended to start with one cup on daily basis.
Even though Chinese people claim it’s beneficial to drink 10 cups per day, you can drink 3 to 5 cups a day and still enjoy its benefits.
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