Eat Bananas, Milk, unsalted sunflower seeds, beans, cocoa or dark chocolate and potatoes with the skin. Why? Eatting a potassium rich diet, makes the body become more efficient at getting rid of excess sodium. These foods also provide magnesium. Both play a role in keeping BP down.
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Taking a 30 minute brisk walk three times a week will lower your blood pressure significantly. In a recent study of a group of caregivers walking the allotted amount produced a beneficial effect on their blood pressure. The participants who walked 30 to 40 minutes at least three times a week experienced a reduction in their blood pressure that was stress-induced.
RESPERATE is a method to lower blood pressure. It is a devise where you listen to music and breathe with the music tones. As the tones slow you slow your breathing to match. Over time this helps lower your blood pressure. I have used it and it is effective.
Costs about $250 but if I dont have to take blood pressure pills it is worth it.
Skim Milk, unsalted sunflower seeds, beans (black, white, navy, lima, pinto, kidney) are all very rich in magnesium. Bananas & 1 ounce of dark chocolate will do it. You need to strictly avoid foods that are high in cholesterol, fat, and sodium. Lycopene is an antioxidant that helps in lowering the blood pressure. Lycopene is found in tomatoes and many other fruits and vegetables. Increase the intake of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Broccoli lowers blood pressure
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