Natural High Blood Pressure Cures
"Magnesium & Calcium: Treat High Blood Pressure By Getting The Recommended Amount Of Your Daily Nutrients"
Lets get back to the simple food sources, nutrients and vitamins that can help you naturally reduce High Blood Pressure. Last time we talked over minimal alcohol consumption and why too much alcohol is a very bad thing, and we discussed the importance of potassium. Lets now go over some other nutrients such as magnesium and calcium. Calcium and magnesium can both naturally aide in curing high blood pressure.
Magnesium, the Wonder Nutrient!
Magnesium is a micronutrient found in the bones, body tissues and organs of the body. It is necessary for normal muscle and nerve function, steady heartbeat, strong bones and a healthy immune system. Potassium and magnesium actually work together in the body, so if you have low magnesium levels, it's likely your potassium levels will be low as well.
It is recommended that most people get around 400 milligrams of magnesium a day. Again, taking diuretics may flush magnesium from your body, so supplementation or eating extra foods rich in magnesium may be necessary.
There is not as much evidence regarding magnesium's effectiveness in treating high blood pressure as there is for potassium, but the DASH diet calls for 500 milligrams of magnesium daily and many studies suggest that a combination of potassium, magnesium (and often calcium) and fiber are protective of the heart and can reduce high blood pressure. It's relatively easy to get your daily dose of magnesium. A cup of black beans, for example, has 120 milligrams and two ounces of almonds have 156 milligrams.
Foods that are high in magnesium include:
Don’t Forget the Calcium
Calcium is the third member of the nutrient trio that is often mentioned as important for the reduction of high blood pressure. Most people know that calcium helps keep the bones and teeth healthy, but it's also essential for the proper functioning of muscles and nerves and helps blood clot.
There is no consensus as to whether calcium supplementation is helpful for curing high blood pressure, but, again, it was one of the nutrients that the DASH study focused on. It recommends 1,250 milligrams a day, while the RDA is 1,000 milligrams for most adults. Eight ounces of calcium-fortified orange juice gets you 250 milligrams, while a cup of reduced or nonfat milk has 300 milligrams.
Even if calcium does not lower high blood pressure, most studies agree that having low levels of calcium can raise blood pressure, so it is important to try to get the recommended amount of calcium, whether through supplements or diet.
Food that are high in calcium:
More simple foods and herbs to treat and Cure High Blood Pressure coming soon....