Natural Ways to Reduce Blood Pressure
You’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure. In Ayurveda, there are all-natural treatments to control high blood pressure that do not immediately turn to medications. Here are some natural home remedies to lower high blood pressure or hypertension.
As a disclaimer, if you fear you may have high BP or hypertension it is good to have a professional opinion first. Consult our doctors for more information. Additionally, tackling high BP naturally comes at the price of committing to changing your lifestyle for the better. Making healthy changes may even be able to negate the need for blood pressure medication. With that said, let’s jump right into it.
Exercise to Lose Weight
Losing weight can help reduce blood pressure. In fact losing as little as 10 pounds (around 4 kilos), can normalize blood pressure levels in most people. In order to do this, one method is exercise.
Now exercise isn’t the sole factor to losing weight it can help manage stress, increase the strength of your heart, and yes, also help you shed a few pounds. Our doctors recommend no less than 30 to 40 minutes of exercise a day. Take one day off for your body to recover. If you’re new to exercise try a brisk walk daily, the key here is to move your body. But aiming at cardiovascular exercise is the best type for blood pressure. However, exercise is only a small account for losing weight, about 20% of what it takes. The rest is made up of diet.
Heart Healthy Diet
What you consume reflects outwardly on how your body operates. For a diet that fights high blood pressure and hypertension, consume the following:
- Whole grains
- Stay away from dairy
- And saturated fats
- Limit alcohol
- Put out the cigarettes
- Reduce your salt intake
When it comes to salt, look for alternatives like cinnamon or natural herbs. Fenugreek for blood pressure is a great alternative.
Benefits of Fenugreek
In addition to adding flavor to your meals, fenugreek has additional benefits. One of which being reducing blood pressure and controlling diabetes. If you’re looking for quick heart healthy recipes with fenugreek check out this video now:
Wash it Down with Coconut Water
Once again, tastes delicious, full of electrolytes and energy and not to mention can reduce blood pressure considerably as some studies report. After your meal, wash it down with a glass of coconut water.
Manage Your Stress
Doing that above mentioned things will surely help your blood pressure. But excessive stress can add to it. Make sure to kick back and unwind once in a while and leave your troubles behind with a meditation session.
There you go, try those and watch how you keep your lid on!