Food for Thought
According to a recent study done by the American Heart Association, one in three adults suffer from hypertension or high blood pressure. While many people are prescribed medication to help reduce their blood pressure, nutritionists say that simply by eating your fruits and vegetables that you can help reduce your blood pressure naturally.
Fruits and vegetables are chock full of great vitamins and nutrients that will help to lower your blood pressure, and combined with medication and exercise you will be back on the healthy track.
Physicians recommend 4 to 5 servings of vegetables per day and 2 to 3 servings of fruit per day.
The following are some great blood pressure lowering options:
Vegetables: swiss chard, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, spinach and lettuce.
Fruits: citrus fruits, bananas, and apples.
While all fruits and vegetables are good for you, the above contain the appropriate amounts of the right vitamins and nutrients that when added to your regular diet will equal out to a heart-supportive diet.
By simply making some small changes to your every day eating and making sure to get the appropriate number of foods and vegetables in your daily diet, you will see your blood pressure numbers gradually decreasing.