Hypertension is a moniker for high blood pressure. It is one of the major contributors to the most common diseases in the world being a high risk factor to heart disease , stroke and sometimes even death. An ideal blood pressure is said to be between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg while an high blood pressure is said to be 140/90mmHg or higher. Your lifestyle is an important differentiator in the maintenance of proper blood pressure besides following a healthy diet. Here are some of the recommended dietary tips for maintaining prescribed blood pressure levels.
They are considered a superfood and for good reason. Blueberries , as per a study published in The Journals of Gerontology , can lower blood pressures. A 200 gram intake of blueberries daily can drastically improve blood vessel function and reduce the systolic blood pressure.
Groucho Marx had said ‘Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.’ It is a massive source of potassium , Vit B6 and C. According to the FDA , consuming potassium-rich foods help in lowering blood pressure. Banana fits that description.
A 2010 review by Karin Reid suggests flavanol-rich cocoa products like dark chocolates can reduce blood pressure for people with high blood pressure. Always a good idea to have it in moderation after meals.
Florida State University in its study suggests that having a watermelon can significantly reduce blood pressure in obese individuals both at rest and under stress. Consider having one regularly ,it is a lifesaver!
It can prove mighty helpful to add the above foods in your regular diet to treat and regulate your high blood pressure in combination with moderate exercise and pranayama. Cut down on excess stress in your lives and experience a bliss within.