5 Foods For Solving High Blood Pressure

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2. Cherry juice 

According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, consuming cherry juice can help lower your blood pressure. Participants in the study drank 60 milliliters of cherry concentrate mixed with water, and researchers monitored their blood pressure for changes. According to their findings, those who drank the cherry juice blend saw a seven percent reduction in their blood pressure. That may not sound like much, but some scientists believe this is sufficient to lower the risk of heart disease by 23 percent, and the risk of stroke in particular by 38 percent! Heart disease, and especially strokes, are very serious, so these numbers are nothing to sneeze at.

 

3. Garlic

Garlic is consumed in cultures all over the world and has long been considered a healthy food. But new research suggests that garlic may be healthier than anyone previously thought. Garlic contains a compound called allicin, which has been linked to lowering blood pressure. Garlic also helps lower the body’ levels of harmful LDL protein, reducing the risk of vein blockage.

Allicin is most available in raw garlic which has been crushed. Cooking garlic appears to damage it and make the allicin much less bioavailable. Another option is to take garlic extract supplements. Studies have shown that using garlic supplements can actually be just as effective as conventional blood pressure medications, without the unpleasant side effects.

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