For people with high blood pressure, medication is not always sufficient to lower it back to healthy levels. Consequently, you have to find additional ways help lower your blood pressure.
Uncontrolled and prolonged high blood pressure can lead to serious health complications; including, kidney failure, heart attack, and stroke. That is why you need to do every little bit you can to bring it under control.
Here are some natural ways to lower your blood pressure that are easy to incorporate into your daily routine.
1. Breathe Deep For Your Heart
New research indicates slow breathing may lower blood pressure, even if practiced for only a few minutes per day.
Take a slow deep breath, expanding the diaphragm, and the abdomen then, exhale even slower making sure you empty all the air from the lungs.
The goal is to develop a rhythmic slow, and deep breathing pattern of less than 10 breaths per minute.
At first, you may find it difficult to develop a rhythmic pattern, but as you continue to breath in, and out slowly, you will eventually develop a healthy breathing pattern.
Breathing slowly for a few minutes several times throughout the day is a great way to lower your blood pressure and many people find it very effective.
2. A Piece Of Dark Chocolate Will Keep The Doctor Away
According to recent report in the Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association, eating a small piece of dark chocolate everyday contributed to chemical changes in the body that help dilate blood vessels and lower blood pressure.
Several research point to the conclusion that the antioxidant-rich compound found in dark chocolate known as flavonoids, have a healthy effect on blood vessels as well as glucose metabolism.
Even better news for chocolate lovers is the fact that dark chocolate contains more flavoniods than any other food; including green tea, red wine, and blueberries.
3. Potassium: A Magic Mineral
Potassium is a key nutrient in maintaining the electrolyte balance which regulates heart and muscle contraction. It also plays an important role in maintaining proper fluid exchange.
A study conducted at Duke University shows that daily intake of Potassium supplements can significantly reduce high blood pressure.
African-Americans showed the biggest drop. Their blood pressure went down almost 20 points, causing the speculation that this sub-group might be particularly sensitive to the blood pressure lowering effects of potassium.
It is recommended that you try to get your potassium from food. Dietary sources of potassium include apple juice, apricots, avocado, bananas, legumes, beets, cantaloupe, carrots, oranges, pears, white and sweet potatoes, raisins, salmon, sardines, watermelon, and winter squash.
4. Water: Nature’s Miracle Medicine
When your body is in a state of dehydration, your blood pressure will increase dramatically. In fact chronic dehydration is the cause of chronic high blood pressure.
Dr. Bathmanghelidj, the author of You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty, says that when the body is lacking water, it attempts to hold on to the available water supplies by retaining salt.
When the body starts to retain water instead of letting it flow normally, blood pressure rises. However, this increased water retention is simply a preventive measure the body uses to protect the vital cells within it from becoming totally dehydrated.
Water is one of the most effective ways to lower blood pressure.
Choosing Natural Health Can Save Your Life
There are a number of alternative treatments available. These include home remedies, tailored exercise programs, sleep therapy and many more. Alternative treatments have helped thousands of people overcome their high blood pressure without expensive or dangerous therapies.
Watch this short presentation to learn how one man cured his high blood pressure in as little as 17 days using a completely natural treatment program. It’s a bizarre but amazing story – and holds the key to solving your high blood pressure for good!