5 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

5 Foods That Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

pressure lowering foods are a great addition to your heart-healthy diet plan. Blood-Pressure Lowering Foods 1. Fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy foods. According to the landmark 1997 study called Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH), eating more of these blood-pressure lowering foods lowered

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6 Surprising Blood Pressure Facts Everyone Should Know

blood pressure can vary by arm. Recently, a reader mentioned that her blood pressure in her left arm is always higher than her right arm. She’s not alone. We frequently see higher blood pressure readings in one arm than the other. That’s why most physicians take blood pressure in both arms. 5. Low…

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5 Surprising Heart Disease Risk Factors

…muscle, fatty degeneration of the heart, low blood pressure, high blood pressure, enlargement of the heart, dilation of the aorta, and arteriosclerosis.” If you have an irritable bowel, it's important to exercise, drink plenty of water, and eat foods that are rich in fiber. It’s also wise to avoid…

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5 Food Label Traps and How to Avoid Them

food shopping. Reading food labels will pay off by helping to avoid what I call food label traps. Food-Label Trap #1. Don’t look for “low sodium,” instead look at the sodium-potassium ratio. Many doctors are focused on lowering sodium for healthy blood pressure. But just as important as lowering

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4 Secrets for Preventing Diabetes & Controlling It

…consciousness (this is a rare sign) Plus, there are two key symptoms that can also tell you if you're experiencing insulin resistance and headed toward developing diabetes: * Blood pressure increases. Insulin promotes smooth-muscle growth in blood vessel walls, which then contributes to the formation of plaque…

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A Heart-Healthy Diet Plan Should Include Organic Foods

…must—with other foods like kiwis and avocados, organic doesn’t matter. That’s because pesticides can’t penetrate their skin. Now it’s your turn: Which organic foods do you include in your heart-healthy diet plan? You May Also Be Interested In: * 5 Foods that Can Lower Your Blood Pressure * More Tips…

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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

…of potentially-damaging inflammatory chemicals. Lowering your body weight by just 10 percent can bring down your blood pressure numbers and reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes. So when it comes to weight loss, keep in mind that a little means a lot. 5. No pain, no gain. Getting patients to exercise…

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Budget Tips for Healthy Living

food restaurants or buying high-fat snacks! Healthy Living Budget Tip #2: Add more turmeric in your cooking. This great curry spice, which you probably already have in your kitchen, contains curcumin, a potent anti-inflammatory. Also use garlic and onions. They can lower blood pressure, thin the blood,…

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More Mounting Evidence Shows Chocolate Helps Prevent Strokes

…said, chocolate is one of the most surprising heart-healthy foods you can eat. Studies have shown that it can help to lower your blood pressure and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Now, a new study adds to the mounting evidence that chocolate can help to prevent strokes in men. For this study…

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The Health Benefits of Onions

…Artichoke Pasta * Pasta Primavera Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite way to eat onions? You May Also Be Interested in * 5 Foods that Can Lower Your Blood Pressure * Three Cardiovascular Nutrition Tips

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Heart Healthy Eating: Cooking Brussels Sprouts

…manganese—which help to fight oxidative stress that can lead to heart disease. They also contain glucobrassicin and vitamin K which help to stave off inflammation. Plus, they’re a good source of folate which has been shown to lower blood pressure in women. Given all of these valuable health perks…

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How to Find a Good Cardiologist

…what you’re eating and guide you toward healing foods. For instance, potassium rich foods can relax the arterial walls, which helps to lower blood pressure and prevent heart attacks and strokes. * Doesn’t focus on driving your cholesterol lower. The fact is, your entire body—and especially your…

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The Healing Power of Ginger

…the blood much like aspirin, patients taking pharmaceutical blood thinners like Coumadin (warfarin) should consult with their doctors before adding ginger to their diets. Now it's your turn: What's your favorite way to eat ginger? You May Also Be Interested In * Foods that Lower Blood Pressure * The…

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Warming Up When Your Hands and Feet Are Always Cold

…dosage: Take 1 g with food. * Take L-arginine. This amino acid is the primary raw material for producing nitric oxide, which promotes normal blood vessel dilation. L-arginine reduces endothelial dysfunction and improves functional status in patients with coronary and/or lower extremity vascular blockages…

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Can Shifting Your Sleep Schedule Cause a Heart Attack?

…area. Plus, drink a cup of tea that contains valerian or chamomile, both of which help to make you drowsy. * Consider getting an Earthing sheet for your bed, which helps to lower blood pressure and inflammation and promote sleep. * Avoid easy-to-grab convenience foods and follow a heart-healthy diet…

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