Monica Fink | Whole Foods That Safely and Naturally Lower Blood Pressure
A family member was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure. This prompted me to do a little research and I was shocked by what I found. 1 in 3 Americans have high blood pressure. In my age group alone, 34% of women have high blood pressure.
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Whole Foods That Safely and Naturally Lower Blood Pressure

Posted by Monica Fink in Nutrition 10 Oct 2015

A family member was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure. This prompted me to do a little research and I was shocked by what I found. 1 in 3 Americans have high blood pressure. In my age group alone, 34% of women have high blood pressure. Over the next 7 years, the prevalence of high blood pressure in people age 20 and older is expected to increase by 7%. The good news is, these are statistics that you can control.

Unfortunately, the standard protocol for treating high blood pressure is medication. Rarely will a medical doctor inquire about nutritional habits when treating a patient. Imagine one of my peers being put on medication at age 45 to control blood pressure. She could be taking that pill for 40 plus years! Doing so is not without consequence. All drugs are toxic to the body and over time will cause damage. This is a known fact.

I’d like to encourage a more natural approach with no adverse side-effects that can be used by anyone, at any age, for the rest of their lives. Below you will find specific vitamins and minerals essential for a healthy blood pressure, as well as foods that contain these micronutrients. I cannot stress enough the importance of eating your vitamins and minerals versus taking synthetic supplements. Plus you’ll save money and they taste better!

 

People with high blood pressure, diabetes – those are conditions brought about by life style. If you change the life style, those conditions will leave.

– Dick Gregory

 

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Vitamins/Minerals:
B2, B3, B6
Magnesium
Potassium

*Nutritional Yeast (found in health food stores) is an excellent way to get these specific B vitamins without using synthetic versions.

Foods to include that contain these vitamins/minerals:
Alfalfa
Buckwheat
Tubers – sweet potatoes, potatoes, carrots
Dark leafy greens – spinach, dark lettuces, chards, kale etc.
Cruciferous veggies – broccoli, cauliflower, cabbages, brussels sprouts, bok choy, collard/turnip greens
Legumes – beans, peas and lentils
Super fruits – avocado, bananas, kiwi, pomegranate, papaya
Garlic (chop and let sit 10 minutes before cooking/eating)

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