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Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

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Below are my top five natural ways to lower blood pressure,

and by the way, it’ll happen fast! Some plans can take months to see results.

With my tips, some of which revolve around anti-inflammatory foods, you can

see results in just one day.

1. Switch to a Mediterranean-style diet

Thanks to foods such as olives and flax seeds, Mediterranean diets

are very high in fruits, vegetables, sea foods and healthy omega-3 rich fat

oils. A grain-free or a low-grain Mediterranean diet, naturally abundant with

omega-3

foods, is ideal.

Some of the top foods you want in your

Mediterranean diet are olive oil, flax seeds, wild-caught fish (especially salmon) and

a lot of fruits and vegetables, all of which will help lower your blood

pressure naturally.

2. Start taking a fish oil supplement

One of the main causes of high blood pressure is

inflammation in the arteries over time. Study after study have shown consuming fish oil, which is high in EPA and

DHA forms of omega-3 fatty acids, reduces inflammation

of the body. So, taking a high quality, 1,000 milligram fish oil dose

every single day with your meals is one of the best natural ways to lower

blood pressure.

3. Use magnesium to loosen things up

The mineral magnesium is great because it helps

relax your blood vessels and can have an immediate impact on naturally lowering

blood pressure (and many people have a magnesium deficiency). So should

you take magnesium supplements?

Yes, and 500 milligrams daily is a great dose to start with to address

your blood pressure issues.

4. Pump up your potassium

An essential element, potassium — and

high-potassium foods such as avocado and melon — help counteract the effect of

sodium and guard against hypertension. Some of the best potassium-rich foods include

coconut water and bananas.

Coconut water is a great choice if you want

something a little bit sweet to drink through the day. Another delicious way to

overcome potentially low potassium

levels and naturally lower your blood pressure is to use coconut water as

the liquid base for your superfood smoothie in

the morning.

5. Maintain balance with CoQ10

Coenzyme Q10, more commonly known as CoQ10, is an antioxidant critical

for supporting heart health and crucial if you’ve ever been on blood pressure

or, in particular, cholesterol-lowering medication. Two-to-three hundred

milligrams of Coenzyme Q10 per day is a great, natural remedy for high blood pressure.

Even though these are natural ways to counteract hypertension, you should consult with

someone first.  Call us at

Health and Wellness Associates

312-972-WELL

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