Blood Pressure

//Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure2018-03-29T22:34:46-07:00

Keep it down!

  • cutting alcohol consumption causes an almost immediate reduction in blood pressure: Max. 2 drinks per day for men and 1 per day for women and smaller men; if you don’t drink, even better.
  • Increasing potassium in your diet may help reduce blood pressure by causing the blood vessels to widen and help the body excrete sodium, especially if you consume alot of salt (and even if you don’t use table salt, you would be shocked to realize how much you consume everyday from pre-packaged and fast-food joints)
  • Choose foods that have less than 200mg of sodium per serving (be sure to check their “serving size” on the label – because if serving size is “50 mg sodium per one tblsp” and you normally eat this product one cup at a time, do the math and realistic sodium content will skyrocket)
  • 30g of Ground Flaxseed per day helps to reduce blood pressure as it is a good source of fibre and Omega 3 fatty acids (the body is unable to properly digest whole faxseed so be sure to use ground or oil forms)
  • If you eat fish, consume mackerel, wild salmon, herring & lake trout twice a week for Omega 3’s which help blood pressure by reducing inflammation
  • daily blueberry consumption lowers blood pressure and reduces arterial stiffness in postmenopausal women with pre or stage 1 hypertension
  • rinse canned goods (if possible) to reduce sodium content by up to 30%
  • Sesame seeds & oil will lower blood pressure
  • uncontrolled sleep apnea is correlated with raised blood pressure