High blood pressure is commonly thought of as an issue only older people need to worry about, but it is now estimated that over a third of young people between the ages of 16 and 34 suffer from some sort of hypertension.
If you suffer from high blood pressure, it is important to take your doctor’s advice and any medication prescribed, however, there are a few natural remedies you can try alongside your medication to help lower that pressure…
- Raw almonds – Just eating a small handful of raw almonds a day could make a significant difference to your blood pressure. The monounsaturated fats found in the nuts lower blood cholesterol levels and arterial inflammation.
- Coconut water – rich in electrolytes, potassium and other essential nutrients, coconut water has been revealed to lower blood pressure in a study published in the West Indian Medical Journal.
- Raw Cacao – Containing anti-inflammatory nutrients and flavonoids, raw cacao is another food that can help lower blood pressure. The flavonoids help the body deal with stress better and even protect the body against stroke and heart disease.
- Garlic – naturally lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, garlic is widely known to improve health. To reap the full benefits, take garlic tablets or capsules.
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