Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure

Dec 11, 2013

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    Blood Pressure Remedies

    High blood pressure is common these days as it increases pressure in the arteries. When there is more flow of blood in the vessels then the heart comes under pressure. High blood pressure can cause heart disease, but you can largely avoid the disease by following simple home remedies.

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    Fresh Yogurt

    Eating fresh yogurt is beneficial for patients with high blood pressure. According to research, individuals who are affected by high blood pressure should eat food with fresh yogurt. The proper amount of food consumed along with yogurt can reduce the risk of high blood pressure.

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    It has been found that by eating red tomatoes you can help you to reduce the high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. You should be eating washed tomatoes with food and include them in salads as much as you can.

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    Researches made in University stated that by drinking a daily glass of beetroot juice you can reduce high blood pressure. The nitrate that is present in beetroots help to improve the digestion and also to improve the blood flow of your body. A person with high blood pressure can consume beetroots for lowering blood pressure.

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    Excess cholesterol is the cause for obstructing the blood flow in your body and that is when you complain of high blood pressure. Ginger contains antioxidants that are helpful in reducing cholesterol and by consuming ginger you improve the blood circulation in your body. Ginger apart from improving the blood circulation of your body also relaxes muscles around the arteries.

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    When the arteries become hard and plaque deposits in them, the blood flow has a negative effect because the blood vessels become narrow. By eating red pepper your vessels go wide and the blood flow in your body improves.

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    According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, berries like strawberries, raspberries and blueberries help reduce hypertension and high blood pressure. These berries contain natural compounds called anthocyanins that can protect you from hypertension.

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    Every piece of dark chocolate you eat daily helps you with your blood pressure. A Harvard study found that dark chocolate is high in flavonoids, which can cause dilation of the blood vessels. Chocolates high in cacao content can be helpful in reducing high blood pressure.

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    Baked Potato

    According to US National Institutes of Health, high blood pressure can be reduced in most of the cases by increasing the magnesium and potassium intake. Baked potato can be a handy home remedy to fight high blood pressure since it is rich in both these minerals.