How To Control Hypertension?

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Prevent hypertension with food!

This article is about preventing and controlling hypertension naturally without medication. If you have hypertension, you can reverse it! A lot of options are available to treat and prevent hypertension. Also, some of you may be taking prescriptions to control high blood pressure.  Others may prefer a more natural solution or do a combination of nutritional supplements with prescribed medication and not worry about side effects and have peace of mind.

In order to prevent hypertension naturally, someone has to be very determined to not consume highly processed food and kick some habits that cause hypertension. I would like to present to you what some of those options are that can be achieved without struggling to do it.

Know your symptoms to prevent hypertension

Should you have any of the symptoms, check your blood pressure.  If you don’t have a blood pressure monitor, it is good to buy one so you will know right away if you have an elevated BP.  There are several brands out there in the market and most work just fine.  I have purchased 4 BP monitors. I keep 2 for family use and two I gave away as gifts.  Not only it is inexpensive but it is really great as it plays a piece of calming music when you start it. Reading the reviews first helps a lot in making a decision on which brands to buy.  The Paramed brand is very light and small enough to take with you anywhere.

Change Your Lifestyle and Habits to Prevent and Control Hypertension!

Avoid these foods to prevent hypertension
  1. Avoid high processed frozen TV dinner food as mostly contain high sodium.
  2. Refrain from eating deep-fried food cooked in high heat.
  3. Avoid processed food containing sucralose, Splenda, aspartame, white sugar, and high fructose corn syrup.
  4. Reduce the excessive amount of alcohol daily.  Here is the limit for men that drink specific alcohol daily and if cannot completely eliminate alcohol. Women with elevated BP should drink 1 drink a day only.

1.5 oz of hard liquor for a person that drinks daily.  12 oz of beer, or 5 oz of red wine. In addition, get enough hours of sleep.  At least 8 hours.  If you are over 50, up to 9 hours of sleep will do wonders for your body.

5. Try to relax if you are stressed as stress cortisol will raise your blood pressure

6. If you are smoking, kick the habit.

Eat These Foods to Prevent Hypertension. . .!

Foods that prevent hypertension
  1. Drink 1 or two glasses of Celery and carrot juice a day.
  2. All kinds of berries are rich in Antioxidant and Anthocyanins, therefore will have the potential to reduce heart disease. Anthocyanins can increase nitric oxide levels in the blood. 
  3.  Dark chocolates has antioxidants and polyphenols and will reduce LDL cholesterol, making it a heart-healthy snack.
  4. Eating 1-2 servings of nitrate-rich vegetables every day can reduce hypertension for up to 24 hours, according to a study.
  5. Garlic is effective in lowering blood pressure.  Always use garlic for sauteed veggies.
  6. Eat Salmon and other fatty fish. They are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids.
  7. Nutrients in beans and lentils will help regulate BP.

Exercise and Supplementing will Prevent and control hypertension

Overweight will cause hypertension. Consider exercising most days of the week is an effective way to lower your blood pressure. Moreover, supplementing at the same time will lower your blood pressure successfully.   See suggested supplements below.

  1. Magnesium will help BP stay low, help muscles regulate their contractions, your heart to maintain a healthy beat, and help the brain communicate better with your body.
  2. Moringa Powder in capsules – has Vitamin A, B1 (thiamine) B2, (riboflavin), B3 (niacin, B6, folate, ascorbic acid, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc.  Moreover, Moringa is known to lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.  Monitor your BP if you are taking prescription and Moringa also. Your BP may go down very low.
  3. Olive Leaf Powder Extract in Capsules –  may also help in lowering the systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
  4. Pine Bark Extract Powder in Capsules will also lower blood pressure. Promotes better circulation and good energy.
  5. Krill Oil is rich in EPA and DHA, the types of omega 3 fatty acids. It has an antioxidant called astaxanthin. Krill oil will help reduce triglycerides in the arteries, hence will prevent the narrowing of the arteries, called atherosclerosis.

Controlling and reversing hypertension is not hard . . .

Hypertension can put your life at risk. Take action to control it. I hope this article can help you reverse hypertension or prevent it from happening.  As a reminder, watch what you eat and if you think you have some habits that may put you at risk for heart disease, you may want to kick some bad habits to give you some peace of mind. Should you know more information or other ways to help someone resolve his or her being hypertensive, please feel free to share that in the comments below. I will be very appreciative of what you can share to save lives.


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2 thoughts on “How To Control Hypertension?”

  1. hi,

    I enjoyed this. hypertension is a common problem in people and it can be reduced by the factors you mention here.

    Diet and lifestyle are two massive things that people can work on to help.

    Its amazing how many bad choices people make regarding their diet, however if they change their ways it can really help reduce this issue.

    Any way to not have to take medication for this should be attempted by the individual.

    Another great post.

    Thank you.

    • Thank you so much for leaving a comment. I wrote the article because I know a lot of people who have this condition and have no idea what they can do to control and prevent hypertension. You will be surprised to know how many of these individuals need help. A lot of these folks don’t know that certain foods really cause hypertension.

      Again, thank you for your comment. Very much appreciated.


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