Control Blood Pressure Naturally Orlando – Winter Park
About one out of every three US adults have high blood pressure, and around 25 % of them do not even know it. In most cases the exact cause is unknown, but it is generally agreed that dietary sodium is one of the villains. “People concentrate on sodium, but it is also important to look at the ratio of sodium to potassium. Even if you have a high intake of sodium, you could negate that by taking in some potassium. It is good to eat a diet high in potassium as well as magnesium, which is another key ingredient to improve blood pressure and help to reduce coronary heart disease and help to prevent stroke. Fruits and veggies are the biggest source of magnesium and potassium.
Swiss chard is one of the best kept secrets in the vegetable world. This nutrient delivers 961 mg of potassium and 150 mg of magnesium per cup.
Celery has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to treat high blood pressure. Four stalks of celery had a decrease in blood pressure by 12-14 %.
Garlic also has a positive effect on blood pressure. Can help reduce blood pressure by 2-7% after four weeks.
Beet Juice contains nitrate, a gas that is converted into nitric oxide in the body. Nitric Oxide relaxes muscles in the walls of the blood vessels, which in turn causes the blood vessels to dilate and allows to increase blood flow. Recommended 2 cups of beet juice a day to help reduce blood pressure.
Several studies show that brown rice compound can help protect the body against hypertension by blocking an enzyme (angiotensin II) that would increase blood pressure. Whey protein powder has also been found to lower blood pressure in those with hypertension.
Some foods that are good to add to the diet- bananas, spinach, orange juice, dried apricots, yams, avocados, cantaloupe, figs, peaches, beans, kale.
Vitamin D is a very important in blood pressure control due to its effect on renin, a hormone that controls blood pressure. If D levels are low, renin is increased which causes the arteries to constrict and increase blood pressure.
Omega – 3 fatty acids increase nitric oxide, a substance that opens up the blood vessels, and also help improve the elasticity of tyhe arteries.
Resveratrol can also help to increase nitric oxide. Also helps to lower arterial stiffness and slows vascular aging.
Call today to see how acupuncture can help control high blood pressure. Four Seasons Acupuncture provides service to the residents of Winter Park, Orlando, Maitland, Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary.
Located across the street from Winter Park Hospital. 185 N. Lakemont Ave. Winter Park, FLorida 32792. 321-662-4871.