High Blood Pressure Tips & Treatments : Calcium Rich Food for High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure Tips & Treatments : Calcium Rich Food for High Blood Pressure


We talked about the “DASH” diet being high
in low fat dairy, fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and all these things. Now I want to
look specifically at what aspects of the diet might be affecting physiology. One thing that
we can deduce from this diet is that calcium component is actually important, because calcium
actually helps the heart contract, so calcium is needed for the contraction and the relaxation
of the heart muscle. Bok choy is high in calcium; of course all your dairy products are high
in calcium, as well. Those two things are needed for the diet. What we don’t want to
deduce from this is that taking a calcium supplement will have the same affect. This
diet was done with foods, and not supplementation, and it did have the affect of reducing blood
pressure in the research by ten millimeters of mercury on the systolic side; that higher
number. It wasn’t an actual calcium supplement. We just want to make that clear. Next, we’ll
be talking about potassium.