10 Power Foods That Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

10 Power Foods That Lower Blood Pressure Naturally


Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is unfortunately
a common problem throughout the U.S. It is a very serious condition that, if untreated,
can lead to heart attacks, kidney failure and strokes. A blood pressure reading is considered
high if it goes over 140/90. There are many factors that can contribute to high blood
pressure, including: obesity, excessive drinking, stress, birth control pills, kidney disease,
adrenal disease and genetic factors. While there are many prescription drugs that
help to lower blood pressure, it can also be treated with all-natural remedies. Today’s
video will discuss ten home remedies to lower blood pressure. 1. Watermelon Seeds Watermelon seeds contain cucurbocitrin, which
is a compound that helps to widen blood capillaries and improve kidney function. In 2010, Florida
State conducted a study that showed watermelon can help to lower blood pressure readings.
To use, grind equal amounts of dried watermelon seeds and poppy seeds. Use one teaspoon of
the mixture in the morning, on an empty stomach, and again the evening, before bed. Additionally, add two teaspoons of gently
crushed, dried watermelon seeds to one cup of boiled water. Steep it for about an hour
and then drain. Use four teaspoons of this water regularly throughout the day. 2. Lemons Lemons remove the rigid nature of the blood
vessels and leave them soft and flexible. This, in turn, lowers the blood pressure level.
Consuming lemon juice regularly also lowers the change of heart failure because of the
high levels of Vitamin C. 3. Bananas Bananas can help to control blood pressure,
when consumed on a regular basis. This is because of the high levels of potassium in
the bananas that help to lessen the effects of sodium on the body. Consume one or two
bananas each day. Dried apricots, raisins, orange juice, zucchini, spinach, cantaloupe,
sweet potatoes and winter squash are all also beneficial. 4. Garlic Raw and cooked garlic can help lower blood
pressure and cholesterol levels by relaxing the blood vessels and increasing the body’s
production of nitric oxide and hydrogen sulphide. Consume one or two crushed garlic cloves per
day. The act of crushing garlic cloves creates hydrogen sulphide, which improves blood flow
and removes the pressure that is on the heart. Taking the garlic clove with milk may make
it more pleasant. Alternatively, mix five or six drops of garlic
juice in four teaspoons of water and consume twice per day. 5. Coconut Water To those with high blood pressure, it is especially
important to keep hydrated. It is recommended that they consume eight to ten glasses each
day. Coconut water is helpful in lowering blood pressure. A study was published in the West Indian Medical
Journal in 2005 that found that coconut water can help to lower blood pressure. 6. Celery Celery contains chemicals that help to control
blood pressure. They relax the muscles in and around the heart and can allow the blood
to flow more efficiently. Celery also helps to reduce stress hormones, which lowers blood
pressure. Consume one stalk of celery with one glass of water each day. 7. Onion Juice Onions contain antioxidants that lower blood
pressure. Simply consume one medium-sized raw onion per day. Alternatively, you can
mix ½ teaspoon of onion juice with ½ teaspoon of honey and consume twice per day for one
to two weeks. 8. Cayenne Pepper Cayenne pepper prevents platelets from sticking
together and therefore, allows blood to flow more efficiently. Simply add cayenne pepper
to fruit or vegetable salads, as well as in the dishes that you cook. A little cayenne
pepper goes a long way, so just a pinch will do. 9. Fenugreek Seeds Fenugreek seeds contain potassium and fiber
that helps to control blood pressure. To use, boil one or two teaspoons of fenugreek seeds
in water for about two minutes and then strain. Place the seeds into a blender and mix into
a paste. Consume the paste twice a day, once in the morning on an empty stomach and once
in the evening. Use this remedy for two to three months for best results. 10. Honey Honey calms the blood vessels in the body
and lowers blood pressure. Simply consume two teaspoons of honey on an empty stomach
each morning. Also, you can mix one teaspoon of honey with one teaspoon of ginger juice
and two teaspoons of cumin seed powder. Consume this twice each day for best results. Also, mixing basil juice and honey in equal
amounts and consuming on an empty stomach each day is effective. Most importantly, if you suffer from high
blood pressure, it is highly recommended that you consult with your doctor and follow their
directives. High blood pressure should be taken seriously, as if left on treated, it
can have dire consequences. Do you or someone you know have high blood
pressure? Have you added any of these all-natural remedies to your regime? Let us know in our
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