The Best Natural Remedies for Hypertension (Highblood)

Having high blood pressure increases your risk for several health problems: heart attack, stroke, heart failure, kidney disease, vision loss, and metabolic syndrome. 

People with hypertension often need several medications to control blood pressure. But lifestyle changes can ratchet it down too, and maybe even eliminate the need for drugs.

Here, we give you the top 11 natural remedies, best for the prevention of hypertension:

1. Garlic
According a number of studies, garlic may lower blood pressure, particularly systolic blood pressure.
The active constituents in garlic are thought to be the sulfur-containing compounds including allicin, which may act on the body’s nitric oxide system which relaxes the arteries and lowers systolic blood pressure.

2) Fish Oil / Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids that are found in fish and some plant foods. The available research in humans suggests that they may help lower blood pressure in people with high blood pressure. 

3) Hibiscus
Hibiscus tea (from the plant Hibiscus sabdariffa) and supplements have been found to lower blood pressure in human studies. Caution is advised when taking hibiscus, as side effects including diuresis may occur. The manganese, iron and copper content may exceed recommended limits at high intakes.

4) Chocolate / Cocoa Extract
Several studies in humans have found that eating or chocolate or cocoa products enriched with flavonols may slightly lower blood pressure in people with high blood pressure.
Chocolate may affect the nitric oxide system resulting to lower blood pressure. One thing to keep in mind is that chocolate also contains caffeine and sugar. Large amounts of caffeine (greater than 400mg day) can increase blood pressure and the sugar content may affect blood sugar levels.

5) Magnesium
Magnesium may be of particular benefit to people with high blood pressure who are deficient in magnesium and intravenous magnesium sulfate is commonly administered for preeclampsia and eclampsia in pregnancy.

6) Vitamin D
Found naturally in fish, eggs, fortified milk and cod liver oil and produced naturally during exposure to the sun, low levels of vitamin D have an important role in the development of high blood pressure.

7) Green Coffee Extract
Green coffee refers to raw coffee beans (from the Coffea fruits) that have not been roasted. Some studies have found that chlorogenic acid, a component in green coffee extract, may lower blood pressure. Chlorogenic acid is also present in roasted coffee, but roasted coffee consumption has been found to increase blood pressure in some studies.

8) Diet and Weight Loss
Being overweight puts increases pressure on artery walls. If overweight, a weight loss diet to bring body weight into a healthy range may help to reduce blood pressure. In addition to a diet that emphasizes whole, fresh fruits and vegetables and lean protein, juicing vegetables may help to increase one's intake of vegetables.

(Source: Altmedicine)
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