High blood pressure, is it in your genes?
Is there a history of high blood pressure in the family? If you are one of those who have family members that have high blood pressure, than you are at a higher risk of having it also. Usually, high blood pressure is handed down from the mother to her children. However, there are ways you can protect yourself. https://www.mangingmybloodpressure.com
By cutting back on the amount of sugar, sugary drink and adding whole grains to your diet will help cut the risk of high blood pressure by 70 percent. https://wwwmayoclinic.org.
Believe it or not slouching adds to the risk of high blood pressure by 16 percent. When you slouch nerves in the spine get pinched. To reduce this pressure on the spine, choose chairs with straight backs. If you catch yourself slouching when you are standing or walking simply lower your chin and slowly pull your shoulders back. After a week or two you will be standing straighter all the time.
Soy nuts are a good healthy snack that will lower your blood pressure by 1 percent. That does not sound like a lot but over time every little bit pays off.
Drinking 10 ounces of coconut water twice a day will lower the blood pressure by two points for 71 percent of people. Be sure you check the label that you are getting coconut water with no sugar added.
Cardamom and olive oil
Cardamom has a slightly citrusy taste and can be used in coffee, tea, baking and cooking. Cardamom relaxes the arteries and reduces the chances of blood pressure surges.
There has been a study in Italy that shows three table spoons of extra-virgin olive oil helps to open the arteries which allows the blood to flow more effectively.
Exercise is always a good way to improve health. Exercise gets the heart to pumping blood through the arteries and reducing inflammation can also reduce the risk of high blood pressure by 70 percent. https://www.YaleUniveristyresearch.edu
Something as simple as playing relaxing background music will help lower your blood pressure. Soothing music slows your breathing down which in return slows your heart rate down.
There are many things we can do ourselves to lower our blood pressure. Of course you should always talk to your doctor.