How To Lower Your Blood Pressure Without Medication

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9. Keep track of your blood pressure regularly

Go to the store and pick up a blood pressure meter that will give you your reading when you place it on your wrist. Check it when you wake up in the morning and at different times during the day. Your reading will be a little higher after you have performed any kind of activity, such as walking up the stairs, or anything that may have been strenuous for you.

 

10. Increase your potassium

Foods you want to increase consumption of in order to keep your blood pressure under control include potatoes, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, bananas, orange juice, peas, kidney beans, raisins, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon. It is suggested that you try to take in between 2,000 to 4,000 mg. every day of potassium.

 

11. Eat chocolate every day

Okay it doesn’t mean to raid a vending machine, it does mean you can add a half an ounce of dark chocolate – around 70 percent cocoa – every day. Dark chocolate has flavanols in it that makes the vessels in your blood much more elastic. A study showed that of the participants who had the dark chocolate every day, 18 percent found their blood pressure decrease naturally.

 

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12. Make sure to eat foods that contain magnesium

Making sure that your magnesium levels are not lacking will definitely help with your blood pressure numbers. This powerful mineral works to relax the blood vessels which makes your blood flow more easily. Foods that are high in magnesium include chicken, vegetables, dairy items, meat, legumes, and whole grains.

 

References:

www.heart.org

www.mayoclinic.org

www.umm.edu

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