Ways to Have a Good Blood Pressure

Good blood pressure can be obtained with little effort. Blood pressure is the amount of force exerted by the blood on the walls of the arteries. When the pressure in the blood gets over a certain limit your body will start suffering damage without you even noticing it.

The average blood pressure reading is 120/80mmHg, once the pressure goes over this number you might be in danger of suffering hypertension. Hypertension is usually diagnosed when a person present high readings for a prolonged period of time. High blood pressure is a dangerous condition that rarely presents symptoms and is usually detected by a routine check.

Once you are diagnosed with hypertension, doctors will start prescribing you some medications to lower it.

Medications can be effective in lowering it but you will have keep taking them in order to maintain the blood pressure to acceptable levels. There are several alternatives if you do not want to resort to endless pills. Prevention is the way to keep a good blood pressure. If you are an alcohol drinker and a smoker your chances of suffering from high blood pressure are very high. Most alcoholic drinks will also contribute to gain weight which can worsen the problem. Chemicals in cigarettes can accelerate the hardening of the arteries which can lead to heart diseases among other health problems.

Leaving alcohol and cigarettes are the first step in order to have a normal blood pressure. Getting rid of the unhealthy saturated fats is another important step. This part is the one that is most difficult for people as unhealthy food is generally a part of the rushed lifestyle that we live today. Among the good blood pressure tips a key step is changing unhealthy meals for healthy ones.

Normal potassium levels

Eating vegetables and fruits are one of the best ways in order to keep a healthy blood pressure. Bananas are very good, the high amount of potassium they have contribute to keep the heart working well as to keep the pressure in recommendable levels. Broccoli is also one of the healthiest vegetables that can control your blood pressure.

Several vegetables contain a high level of potassium which is very nice for diabetic people too as it can control the levels of sugar in the blood. Tomatoes are fantastic to control the pressure in the blood. They also contain potassium and lycopene. Lycopene is an antioxidant that can prevent the bad cholesterol from attaching to the blood vessels walls.
 Starfruit and an apple

If you want the vegetables and fruits to be more effective is preferable to eat them as fresh as possible

Canned fruits and vegetables are not the best choice since they will contain too many preservatives.

If it is not possible for you to have them fresh, get them frozen to be consumed later. Drinking a reasonable amount of water is also very important to keep the pressure from getting too high.

Consult your doctor prior making changes in your diet.


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