High blood pressure seems to be a common thing these days. To some, it’s just become a natural part of life and the sad part is that it really doesn’t have to be. You don’t need to be taking a whole bunch of prescription medicines with a whole ton of other side effects. You don’t need to be visiting doctors every week just to live a normal life. The truth is that you can naturally lower blood pressure with just natural foods and supplements and some small lifestyle changes, assuming, of course, you don’t have any other underlying health issues.
By far the best thing that you can do to improve your health is to lose the extra fat. Lowering fat will have a tremendous impact on your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Eat fewer calories than you burn daily and you will see fat loss.
Although exercising will temporarily raise your blood pressure, in the long term, exercising, specifically cardio, can have a significant impact on your blood pressure. This is because doing regular cardio also works out the heart, which at the end of the day, is also a muscle. Just 3 days of 30-40 minutes of cardio is enough to lower your blood pressure and as a bonus, it will also assist with fat loss.
Supplement with Potassium
The RDA for an average adult of potassium is 4,700mg. The shocking part is that just about only 5% of Americans consume this much. Potassium helps to counteract sodium, which can raise blood pressure. Sufficient consumption of Potassium helps to keep your electrolytes in balance, maintaining a normal blood pressure. You should get your Potassium from healthy foods such as bananas, sweet potatoes and greens and if you can’t get enough, make sure to supplement!
Eat Whole Grains
Whole grains such as oats have been proven time and time again to be incredibly good for the heart. Start your day with a bowl of oats (and maybe some banana for extra potassium) and you will find that your heart health will improve tremendously. The fiber in these grains also helps to lower cholesterol which also improves your overall heart health.