Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Lower Blood Pressure With Food
Can we really lower blood pressure by making better food choices? Some think we can.
If you have been told you have high blood pressure, you may want to consider using food to solve your problem. Prescription medication may help, but you might not want to deal with the side effects.
Once you have been told you have high blood pressure, have a discussion with your doctor about dietary changes. As for a list of foods that will help you, and a list fo foods to avoid. Also, do some research about the subject. With the internet available there is no reason not to be informed.
Shop for fresh vegetables, considering only the ones you will actually eat. If the vegetables will sit on the kitchen counter to spoil, they can't help you! Celery is thought to be especially helpful. However, studies show that the more vegetables and fruits consumed by a person, the less likely blood pressure issues occur.
If your are not in the habit of eating fruits and vegetables daily, here ia one way to start: Have a small amount of fresh fruit before breakfast and lunch. Have a small salad before dinner. As this becomes a habit, add more fruits and vegetables. As time passes, consider eating only fruit and vegetables 1 or 2 days each week.
Keep a close check on your blood pressure readings. Note improvement, and report this to your physician.
Use common sense when making changes. Never stop medication without talking to your doctor. Do not us this, or anything else you read, to replace your doctor's advise.
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