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Foods To Eat To Lower Blood

Pressure
1. Red Beets
Want to lower your blood pressure in 24 hours? Eat beets! And not
because they’ll kill you… Beets contain nitric oxide that opens blood
vessels. Juice them, cook them, or bake them as chips (using olive oil for
extra benefit). Aussies love adding beets to meat and they make burgers
juicy! Pickled beets are included in the healthy beet category!
Oatmeal
Try oatmeal for breakfast or an energizing snack. Oatmeal offers high-
fiber, low fat and low sodium, so what you need to help lower your blood
pressure. Just avoid the butter and sugary toppings. Instead, add fruits
and nuts.
As a side benefit, oatmeal help control blood sugar spikes so you won’t get
as hungry is you are also trying to lose weight.
Berries
Berries are rich in flavonoids. It appears that flavonoids may lower blood
pressure. Eat them raw or frozen for best effect. According to studies, one
cup a week will yield results. Blueberries and strawberries seem to have
the best results.

Bananas
Bananas have several healthy vitamins like vitamins C and B-6. They also deliver on
carbohydrates, protein, fiber and magnesium. But the thing bananas are most known for, is
one of the best things for your heart: Potassium.
Potatoes
If bananas aren’t your thing, that’s just fine. You have several more options to get that all-
important potassium. One that ranks high on the list is potatoes. In one potato, it contains
approximately 897 mg of potassium. That’s 25 percent of the recommended amount.
18 foods to cleanse your arteries
A healthy heart means a healthy lifestyle. It is necessary to understand the
importance of cardiovascular function as this is where we usually go wrong.
This is because a minor clog can lead to major health repercussions even at
a very young age.
Stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes are some of the end results of this.
Therefore, two things need to taken care of and should be kept in check at
all times: cholesterol and blood pressure. If the arteries get clogged, it can
lead to a permanent health issue. Following are the foods which can help
cleanse your arteries:
1. Turmeric: Turmeric contains curcumin. It is because of this property that
turmeric reduces inflammation which causes hardening of the arteries. This
condition is called atherosclerosis and is very dangerous. Therefore,
turmeric works in the favour of lowering inflammation in the arteries. This
inflammation can be due to many factors like unhealthy food habits.
GARLIC:
According to a study published in Preventive Medicine, garlic can inhibit coronary
artery calcification while another study suggests that powdered garlic can reduce
formation of nanoplaque by upto 40 percent and its size by upto 20 percent.
TURMERIC
Turmeric is also effective in treating clogged arteries and making your heart
healthy. It has a component called curcumin which has anti-intifammatory and
antioxidant properties that prevent the blood from clotting. In addition, turmeric
extracts can reduce the level of low density lipoproteins to reduce the build up in
the arteries and relax the blood vessels, thereby reducing the risk of heart attack
or stroke
FENUGREEK SEEDS
Fenugreeks seeds are also effective in treating clogged arteries. These seeds
contain sponins that can reduce the level of LDL cholesterol and thereby prevent
clogging of arteries. The high amount of fiber in fenugreek seeds plays key role in
reducing the bad cholesterol levels

FLAX SEEDS
Flaxseeds contain alpha- linolenic acid that can reduce high blood pressure and
inflammation, thereby keeping the arteries clear of obstructions and improving
heart health. Fiber in flaxseeds helps in binding LDL cholesterol and clearing
clogged arteries.

2. Orange: A study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition


found that consuming oranges helps lowering the resting blood pressure.
This is because oranges contain antioxidants which help improve the blood
vessel function. Oranges also contain fiber pectin which lowers cholesterol.
The vitamin C present in oranges help strengthen the arteries and does not
lead to blockages.

3. Pomegranate: Another popular food for cleansing our arteries,


pomegranate is extremely useful for preventing blockages in the arteries.
This is because pomegranate contains phytochemicals. The antioxidants
present in pomegranate stimulates the production of nitric oxide which
consequently helps in blood flow and helps keep the arteries open.

4. Broccoli: Foods rich in fiber are known to lower blood pressure and keep
cholesterol problems at bay. Broccoli is loaded with vitamin K, which helps
in preventing hardening of the arteries. Broccoli also lubricates the arterial
walls. It is also beneficial for bone formation.

5. Coffee: Coffee contains caffeine, which can help improve your heart
health. However, it is better to stick to coffee in moderation only. Drinking
four cups of coffee every day is ideally advised.
6. Whole grain: Whole grains like bajra, jowar, bajra, and ruttu are some of
the whole grains available in India. Whole grains contain soluble fiber which
helps in lowering cholesterol and blood pressure levels.

7. Fatty fish: Fatty fish includes fish like Salmon which are high in omega-3.
To cut bad fat in the body, we need good fat. In order to stimulate this
process so that our arteries do not get blocked due to unhealthy food items,
consumption of good fats like omega-3 is necessary.

8. Green tea: Foods and liquids rich in antioxidants are extremely useful i f
you wish to take care of your heart. Antioxidants help fight radicals. Green
tea is helpful in decreasing cholesterol in your body and get it to a healthier
level. Sipping two cups everyday will be beneficial.

9. Watermelon: Watermelons contain essential amino acids which help


lower blood pressure levels in the body. Sometimes, due to bad inner
health, the blood vessels tend to narrow down. This can be due to an
unhealthy lifestyle. Watermelon help produce nitric oxide which leads to
widening these blood vessels.

10. Olive oil: As mentioned before, good fats are needed to cut bad fats.
Olive oil contains monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, both of which
are great for lowering cholesterol and blood pressure levels.

11. Cinnamon: Another powerful antioxidant, cinnamon along with water or


tea everyday can help you keep heart diseases at bay. This is because
cinnamon eradicates the issue of blockages in the arteries.

12. Tomatoes: Tomatoes contain lycopene which help decrease the LDL
cholesterol and triglycerides from our bloodstream. Since they are also rich
in fiber, they help clear blockages from our arteries.

13. Beans: Other than being rich in fiber, beans are also high in folic acid.
Folic acid does not let the arteries get blocked. Beans help reduce the risk of
cholesterol deposits which consequently leads to clogging the arteries.

14. Apples: A study by Ohio State University suggests that an apple a day
can help reduce the hardening of arteries by 40%. This is because apples
contain fiber which helps slow down the clogging of arteries.