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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Healing High Blood Pressure With Food - Part 2

This is part 2 of the two-part series - Healing High Blood Pressure With Food.  If you missed Part 1, go here - Healing High Blood Pressure With Food - Part 1.  Now let's go on with part 2 - some more foods that can help combat high blood pressure also known as hypertension.

Calcium is considered to have blood pressure reducing effects. As such, take foods rich in calcium such as broccoli and cabbages, dry beans, salmon, soybean and tofu are some food choices.

Magnesium is another mineral good for high blood pressure patients. Magnesium relaxes the blood vessels, thereby allowing for blood to flow more easily through the vessels. Avocados, spinach, almonds, sunflower seed, and barley are some foods rich in magnesium.

Vitamin C gives remarkable benefits to high blood pressure patients. Among other things Vitamin C helps expand constricted arteries which results in the lowering of blood pressure. Aside from citrus fruits such as mandarins and oranges, other fruits rich in vitamin C include kiwis and strawberries. Vegetables rich in vitamin C are red cabbage, and red bell peppers to name two.

Fish has also been found to help alleviate high blood pressure. The omega-3 fatty acids present in fish lessen the possibility of blood clumps and clots which reduce the occurrence of artery narrowing.
These are just some of the things hypertensive people can focus on to help lower their blood pressure. It should also be noted that aside from taking certain foods regularly, high blood pressure patients should also lower if not altogether stay away from certain foods. Sodium (salt), fat, and caffeine are the major items to stay away from as they seem to directly or indirectly increase blood pressure.

Although diets that espouse the foods above are considered good for high blood pressure patients, it is still best to consult your doctor before getting in to them. Food intake should be part of planning the overall plan of a high blood pressure patient. This should be associated with an exercise regimen that must be supervised by a health professional.

Lastly, in lowering high blood pressure there must also be a life style change. In most cases, high blood pressure is brought about by a lifestyle prone to unhealthy eating habits and lack of an exercise regimen. To correct this, the patient must agree to a change of lifestyle and stick to it. This usually entails, eating more healthily, exercising regularly, reducing stress and quitting bad habits such as smoking and drinking.

For vegetable salad recipes to combat high blood pressure check out the Salads For Healing Section of the Insanely Simple! Salads website.  My series of Insanely Simple! recipe books for lowering high blood pressure is also available at a special pre-release discount for followers of Our Fruitful Vine.  Visit the Insanely Simple! Recipe Bookstore and click on the High Blood Pressure tab for more details of the books. Then email me at and I'll send you the link to the page with the discounted prices so that you can order your discounted copy of any or all of the books.

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  1. Hi there,Thanks for stopping by and the good wishes.  Enjoy your weekend.

  2. Hello from SITS! What great information you've got here! Good luck with everything. :)

  3. Jo's Health CornerDecember 19, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    great article! I can see why you have been busy! Good luck with your book.

  4. You're welcome Jasmine. Thanks for the opportunity to link up. You could also recommend my recipe ebooks with over 120 recipes to help lower high blood pressure. The books contain more than recipes. It gives all the different foods and herbs that are good for it as well as cautions.

  5. Thanks for sharing. This information is great and easy to apply. If you are not satisfy with this then use Generic Diovan which is very fast effective medicine available from online pharmacy site such as and many more who provide you such medicines at any time any where you want.

  6. Jenn, this is great information. I have close relatives that can benefit from this. Thank you.

    Thanks for linking up with us at Domestically Divine. it's wonderful to know so many women are taking good care of their homes by supplying such rich and real foods.

    God bless,


  7. Yet another useful info.
    Thanks for these tips.
    Best Regards

  8. You're welcome. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


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