Monday, 1 July 2013

5 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

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1. Celery 
Celery contains phthalides that help muscles in the artery walls to relax, thereby promoting blood flow and reducing the blood pressure. According to studies, eating four celery stalks a day is good enough to decrease blood pressure levels.

All types of berries are good. However, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries are among the best when it comes to lowering blood pressure in your body as they contribute loads of vitamin C, food fiber, potassium and other useful compounds.

3. Oatmeal
Research has shown that eating of oatmeal helps regulate blood pressure levels. The report has been published in the Preventive Medicine in Managed Care scientific journal. According to the report, 73% of those participants with daily oat cereal intake for consecutive 12 weeks had been able to stop or cut down on medication for hypertension.

4. Broccoli
A recent medical study has found that broccoli or its sprouts may lower the risk of hypertension, stroke and heart disease. It is found that the compound contained in them, known as glucoraphanin, is a potent antioxidant that helps get rid of harmful free radicals.

5. Bananas
Bananas are a great source of potassium that is essential to control the blood pressure, according to a famous dietician, Stephanie Dean. On top of that, banana is very low in sodium. The superb potassium and sodium ratio of banana makes it an excellent food to regulate blood pressure.

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