Is it about time to put some extra oomph in your efforts to lower your blood pressure? If it is, check out some of what Sari Harrar, author of Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally, has to say about a few alternative techniques that could put a dent in your blood pressure!
1. Coenzyme Q10
Coenzyme Q10 (C0Q10) occurs naturally in the body, and aids mitochondria function. Unfortunately, it decreases with age. “CoQ10 may lower BP by mopping up cell-damaging oxygen molecules called free radicals before they can ding your arteries,” Harrar offers. That being said, CoQ10 isn’t an adequate replacement for healthy lifestyle alterations if you want to reduce your blood pressure for the long haul!
2. Fish Oil
While numerous studies find that fish oil can decrease your blood pressure, other bodies of research show otherwise; though fish oil may decrease blood pressure in individuals with hypertension, it doesn’t necessarily decrease blood pressure in people who don’t have it. That being said, fish oil’s fatty acids can relax your arteries and keep them flexible. Regardless, speaking with your primary healthcare physician is your best option, since too much fish oil has the potential to adversely impact your system’s health. Sardines and anchovies can also help raise your omega-3 count.
3. Pomegranate Juice
This stuff is stuffed with antioxidants, as it also provides an awesome source of potassium. Even so, it’s also packed with calories– and there’s not quite enough research currently available that adequately understands how it influences blood pressure. Still, some research claims the drink can work wonders on your BP levels.
While you shouldn’t rely on alternative techniques like those mentioned above to drastically decrease your blood pressure for good, you should still try to incorporate these nifty tips into your daily routine for a healthier BP reading next time you visit the doc. If you want to check out more ways to naturally decrease your high blood pressure, begin incorporating foods packed with blood-pressure-friendly power minerals into your daily diet.
Always remember to consult your physician or chiropractor before taking any health advice.
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