5 Ways To Lower High Blood Pressure
By: Pinki Sun, 12 Jan 2020 11:22 AM
The force with which blood pumps from the heart to the arteries is known as blood pressure, and a normal blood pressure reading should be equal to or less than 120/80 mm Hg.
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, means that the blood is flowing more forcefully through your arteries which increases the pressure on them and in turn causes damage to them.
Lemons help decrease rigidity from blood vessels by keeping them soft and pliable. This, in turn, helps reduce the blood pressure. In addition, lemons also help lower your chances of heart failure due to their vitamin C content. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals.
* Watermelon Seeds
Watermelon seeds contain a compound called cucurbocitrin, which helps widen the blood capillaries. This compound also helps improve kidney functioning, which in turn reduces blood pressure levels and also helps a lot with arthritis.
Several studies have demonstrated blood pressure lowering effects of garlic. Garlic (both raw and cooked) helps control high blood pressure and at the same time reduce cholesterol levels.
Eating bananas regularly help people with high blood pressure control it. Bananas are a rich source of potassium, which lessens the effect of sodium. So, try to eat 1 or 2 bananas daily. Along with bananas, you can try dried apricots, raisins, currants, orange juice, spinach, zucchini, baked sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, and winter squash.
The high level of the phytochemical 3-N-butylphthalide present in celery greatly helps control high blood pressure. Phthalides help relax the muscles in and around arterial walls, thereby creating more space and allowing the blood to flow in without difficulty.