Natural Hypertension Treatments Found In Common Food Items
"Learn The Correct Supplements and Minerals To Help
Foods are packed with many heart healthy minerals and vitamins. These can be found in many foods, from grains and vegetables to meats and fish. It is important to eat the right foods, but appropriate supplements can also be helpful in aiding a heart healthy lifestyle.
Along with zinc and copper, selenium may be helpful for people with Hypertension. These three nutrients are often low in people with heart disease, so it makes sense that supplementing them may be helpful to people with heart problems or Hypertension.
You can probably get enough of all three of these nutrients by taking a good quality multivitamin. Selenium comes from meat, dark greens, wheat, walnuts and Brazil nuts. Zinc can be found in meat, dairy, and beans. Copper is in seafood, nuts, legumes and leafy dark greens.
Beta glucan is found in oat bran and maitake mushrooms. It is beneficial for lowering cholesterol, which can help with Hypertension if you already have high cholesterol. Oat bran is particularly helpful for moving waste materials out of the body.
About 200 milligrams of oat bran, or about a teaspoon, daily can help lower cholesterol and may be beneficial for high blood pressure.
An amino acid that helps the body produce nitric acid, L-argine may be helpful in lowering blood pressure. It can be found in meat, peanuts, soy and wheat products. A study that involved taking two grams of L-argine daily reduced systolic pressure 20 points after taking the supplement for just a few days. L-argine is also helpful for
Lecithin helps the body eliminate fat and can help improve liver function. Its function in the body is similar to the Omega 3 fatty acids, which we'll talk about in just a second. One good source for lecithin is beef and sheep brains, but the supplements you will find in the market are made from soy.
Another good source is egg yolks. The main problem with supplementing with lecithin is that it tastes awful. You can buy it in capsules but to get the recommended dose of around three tablespoons a day, you'd be taking most of an expensive bottle of pills daily. The granules are much cheaper but unpleasant to eat.
You can make them a little more palatable by eating them off a spoon coated with molasses and chasing the dose with milk. Or mix them into a cold beverage. They won't dissolve, but drinking them this way will mask the taste a little.
Fish oil, also known as Omega 3 fatty acid, is very helpful for the heart. If you eat fish two or three times a week, which the guidelines say we all should, you are probably getting enough fish oil to protect your heart and lower your blood pressure.
If not, supplementation may be in order. There are many high quality fish oil supplements out there, but there are also a lot that are not as good or don't include the amount of fatty acids the label suggests. If possible, ask your doctor, pharmacist or a natural health expert for a recommendation of a good brand.
If you don't eat fish because you are a vegetarian, you can also supplement with flaxseed oil. Flax contains alpha-linolenic acid, another term for Omega 3s, and is often more cost-effective than taking as many as 10 fish oil capsules a day.
Studies have shown that consuming just a tablespoon of flaxseed oil daily lowered both blood pressure numbers by about nine points. Some studies have shown that fish oil oxidizes very easily and thus should be taken with a vitamin E supplement so the body is better able to use it. If you're already taking E for your heart, taking fish oil at the same time will give you the benefits of both.
All of the above remedies will help with Hypertension.
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