How to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally
High Blood Pressure Doesn’t Have To Be Permanent
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Don’t be fooled into thinking you have to be on medication for high blood pressure for the rest of your life. Although your doctor may have told you that, that same doctor will discontinue your hypertension medication IF you get your blood pressure under control on your own. Here’s how to lower blood pressure naturally.
WHOLE foods – Foods in their natural form, can do so much more than just lowering blood pressure. Whole foods excludes foods that are packaged, canned, or bottled. They INCLUDE fresh fruit and vegetables that are organic (without pesticides). Green leafy vegetables are a must because they contain chlorophyll, which naturally detox and heal the body. Chlorophyll is linked to cancer prevention, it cleanses the liver, prevents infections, improves digestion and controls weight. Obviously the vegetables have to be cooked properly so that the nutrients aren’t stripped from them OR you can always juice them in a blender system (not a juicer that doesn’t juice the entire fruit/vegetable).
Whole Grains – Grains that are whole contain fiber. Try not to eat white, enriched or bleached breads because they do not carry nutritional value, nor contain an acceptable amount of fiber. Fiber normalizes bowel movements, lowers cholesterol, and lowers blood sugar too.
Omega 3 Fish – Salmon, Mackerel, Anchovies, Sardines, Herring (using the acronym SMASH makes it easy to remember). Salmon must be wild-caught Alaskan Sockeye salmon. You can also use a supplement that uses fish oil from the wild Alaskan Sockeye salmon like Kyäni Sunset, which also contains Tocotrienols (highest, most potent quality of Vitamin E).
Restrict (or refrain from) Alcohol – Alcohol is known to raise blood pressure. As most of us already know, alcohol is sugar so it can contribute to diabetes too.
Caffeine – Reduce coffee to 1 cup per day or better yet, drink organic green tea instead. If you would rather get energy without caffeine, use Kyäni Nitro throughout the day. It’s completely natural and increases the body’s natural production of nitric oxide which also aids in blood circulation, helping blood pressure to normalize.
Sodium – Decrease sodium intake to 1,500 mg OR LESS per day. In America, the average person consumes about 5,000 mg of sodium per day. Some even consume 15,000 – 20,000 mg per day! Now get this…our body only need 500 mg daily. Decreasing sodium intake alone can decrease the systolic (top) number by 11 points and diastolic (bottom) number by 6 points. BE CAREFUL! Most people think they don’t eat salt because they don’t use a salt shaker to literally add salt to their food but salt is already in MOST foods that are packaged and canned. It is also in seasonings not labeled as salt like lemon pepper seasoning so read the label. You want your seasonings to be non-irradiated as well, so look for organic brands. When eating out, you can guarantee the food is bathed in salt unless specified otherwise. Trust me, you are better off not eating any processed foods and adding Himalayan pink salt to your whole foods instead of eating out or from the middle section of the grocery store.
Just because you’re not adding salt to your food DOESN’T mean you’re not consuming too much sodium.
Garlic – Fresh garlic lowers blood pressure. Did you know that 4 cloves of garlic per day can lower the systolic (top) number by 10 points? Due to the likeliness of bad breath, you can also take 900 mg of aged garlic extract instead.
Seaweed – Yes, you read that correctly. Seaweed lowers blood pressure when it’s high quality, dry wakame seaweed. Just 3.3 grams per day.
Tomatoes – Tomatoes contain lycopene, which is an antioxidant that lowers blood pressure as well as prevents cancer, helps the body fight infection and disease, and alleviates pain caused by nerve damage. But go organic because tomatoes are pesticide-ridden.
NEVER underestimate the power of exercise! Daily exercise of 40 minutes to 1 hour of aerobic exercise and strength training can decrease the systolic (top) number by 11 points. This same daily exercise can do so many other things for your health including improving anxiety, depression, cholesterol, blood sugar, etc.
There is NO better medication than exercise!!!
If you have pounds to spare, decreasing your weight by 22 pounds can decrease the systolic (top) number by 16 points and diastolic (bottom) number by 10 points. But when eating proper nutrition and exercising, those pounds will drop automatically anyway.
Magnesium – 68% of adults consume less than the recommended amount of magnesium. We need it for bowel movements, our heart and blood pressure. It’s found in those green leafy vegetables we discussed above but you can also get magnesium in supplement form. There are 3 types of Magnesium that I would recommend: Chelated Magnesium, Magnesium Aspartate, Magnesium Glycinate.
**Consult with your doctor on which kind and how much to take. If you take too much too soon, it can cause soft stool. Be sure not to allow the doctor to prescribe Magnesium Oxide because it can cause stomach pain. Those with kidney problems, should NOT take magnesium without their doctor’s consent.
Vitamin D – It seems that people with low levels of Vitamin D often have high blood pressure. That deficiency of Vitamin D increases the blood pressure. 25 Hydroxy Vitamin D can decrease the systolic (top) number by 13 points. 200% of the daily value of Vitamin D-Biotin can be found in Kyäni Sunrise. Vitamin D can also decrease the chance of breast cancer in women.
Coenzyme Q10 – CoQ10 is known for making energy. It has also been linked to high blood pressure. You can find 250mcg of CoQ10 in Kyäni Nitro Xtreme. However, 200-400 mg of a CoQ10 supplement per day can lower the systolic number by 11 points.
Omega 3 – As mentioned above, Omega3 can be supplemented using Kyäni Sunset, which is the best form of fish oil on the market.
Deep breaths when feeling stressed can also lower your blood pressure. Exercise like yoga can decrease stress as well.
We would love to hear from you if you’ve tried any of these methods to lower your blood pressure. Tell us about it below!