As high blood pressure suffers, we are amongst the first generations to have handed over our health care to doctors and the pharmaceutical industry. In placing our well being in their hands, we have forgotten the natural remedies we used to use, some of which are just as effective at lowering our high blood pressure as the pharmaceutical products our doctor prescribes – but without the side effects.
Before we take umbrage at our physician when he reaches for the prescription pad, we should understand that traditionally doctors’ training leads them to focus on a “scientific” cure for our ailments. There is a problem in that the medical profession looks to pharmaceutical companies for drugs and medicines with which to treat us. Being commercial organizations, the pharmaceutical companies need a return on their investment, so it is not in their interests to promote effective natural remedies that reduce our hypertension.
When we consider how simple it is to treat our high blood pressure naturally, we soon come to realize that there is an alternative to taking drugs for the rest of our lives.
Here Are Five Practical Ways To For Us To Lower Our High Blood Pressure Naturally:
# 1. Eat vegetables. Some vitamins and minerals reduce hypertension. Fortunately for us, most vegetables contain these nutrients. For maximum benefit, we should eat vegetables raw or lightly cooked. Overcooking will destroy the very nutrients we need.
Do not add any salt to the cooking process as the sodium will cause our blood pressure to rise rapidly and will negate the benefit of the nutrients in our food.
We should try to eat at least one portion of green vegetables each day as well as a minimum of two other vegetables.
# 2. Get enough dietary fiber. Getting adequate fiber in our diets is of particular importance for us high blood pressure sufferers. It makes our digestive system more efficient; helping us to eliminate waste and toxins naturally. In so doing, it helps reduce our hypertension.
In addition to eating a variety of vegetables, we should aim to eat at least two portions of different fruits a day. Fruit is a great source of dietary fiber as well as containing many of the nutrients we need to stay healthy. An apple a day does keep the doctor away!
Vegetables are also good sources of dietary fiber as are whole grains. Choose whole grain breakfast cereals and whole grain bread for an easy and convenient way to increase our intake of dietary fiber.
# 3. Go bananas! Eat a banana a day. Bananas are an excellent source of potassium, which reduces blood pressure. Bananas are also high in dietary fiber, so we get a double benefit. Apricots and currants are also high in potassium.
# 4. “Good shall come of water.” Drinking water cleans out any waste that has accumulated in our body and keeps us properly hydrated. Drinking water also flushes out excess sodium. It softens our arteries, reducing the amount of work our hearts have to do thereby lowering our high blood pressure. We should try to drink at least two liters of the fountain of life each day.
# 5. Take a walk for our health’s sake! A walk for a walk’s sake. Paul Klee may not have had a goal, but we have. That is to reduce our hypertension, and what better way than to take a brisk walk each day? Exercise benefits us almost immediately by lowering our high blood pressure for nearly 24 hours.
These simple remedies will have a beneficial effect on our condition. Over a surprisingly short period they could enable us to lower our high blood pressure to normal levels.