We all know that high blood pressure can be very detrimental to our health which can lead to kidney failure, strokes, heart disease and even cognitive decline. A normal blood pressure would be 120/80 mmHg, anything over that would be considered dangerous. You can always control high blood pressure using medication but the safest and most natural way to combat high blood pressure is with exercise and eating healthy. A diet rich with fruits and vegetables is key to lowering high blood pressure. Here is a list of fruits and vegetables that can help lower high blood pressure.
Fruits are filled with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. A serving of 3 to 4 fruits a daily is goal.
3. Citrus fruits, such as grape fruits, oranges, lime, lemons and tangerines
4. Berries, such strawberries, cranberries, blue berries etc
7.Melons such as watermelon and cantaloupe
A diet filled with vegetables can help regulate high blood pressure. A serving of 4 to 6 vegetables a day either raw, steamed, grilled or boiled is goal.
1. Leafy Greens, such as kale, lettuce, spinach, swiss chard, mustard greens etc.
5. Cruciferous Vegetables: Broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy, cabbage and Brussels sprouts
Follow these simple tips and you are well on your way to lowering high blood pressure and living healthy. And don’t forget exercise, exercise, exercise. Take a Dancehall Aerobics class and burn up to 1000 calories.