Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Lowering Blood Pressure Naturally

I have been having an issue with my blood pressure being elevated since I got Covid. It could be a residual side effect, or it could be because of my age and weight. In either case I need to try and find ways to lower it. Since I do not like medications, I have been looking for natural ways to help me lower my blood pressure.  The biggest one is lose weight, working on that LOL I also need to exercise more, working on that as well.  I found an article that suggested some foods to try.  This is the list of them, plus a handy picture I found. 

              Increase protein, this can cut risk by almost 40%. Use sesame oil. Eat more potassium rich foods like avocados. Try low salt kimchi because of its heart healthy ingredients of cruciferous veggies, garlic, ginger, and red pepper. Try moringa leaf extract. Use virgin coconut oil occasionally. Basil in all things possible could help lower B/P. Whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, wheat berries, amaranth, and millet will help. Drink rooibos tea. Eat or drink citrus fruits such as grapefruits, oranges, and lemons for the Vitamin C. Drink or eat more dairy products, vitamin D and calcium is needed to help regulate B/P. The best food on the list is dark chocolate LOL so I got me a bag and I eat one a day. It is supposed to be almost as effective as medication.


              So, in addition to my daily lemon water, I started taking calcium chews. I have always had a problem with calcium. I was lactose intolerant my whole life before people even knew that was a thing. The weird thing is when I was pregnant with my daughter, that problem went away. Now I can have milk and dairy products, but a lifetime of avoiding them made choosing them rare. I need to work on that. I looked it up, and apparently I need to have 1200 mg daily for my age. That is about four chews a day plus a glass of milk. I need to find more calcium rich foods LOL.

            Back to work tomorrow. So not mentally ready for that. Even sick, I enjoyed being home with my kids. I wish I had the money to just be a stay at home mom. That would be awesome. I guess I need to start playing the lottery LOL

1 comment:

  1. I love your blog, and I appreciate the information you share about blood pressure diet. I have been following natural tips and naturopathy treatment in Pune , and I have noticed a difference in my blood pressure levels. I feel more energetic and less stressed. Thank you for helping me take care of my health!