What is HIGH Blood Pressure?
It is a measurement of both Systolic (TOP number) pressure which is the pressure when your heart beats and pumps blood, and Diastolic or the (Bottom number) which measures pressure between beats.
120/80 is normally the widely accepted goal. There is some evidence that having both the top and bottom numbers lower than that is a better goal.
Here are some foods you can eat (OR drink if you have a Vita Mixer or other appropriate type blender on steroids to liquefy fruit and veggies into a green smoothie)
- Grapefruit (WATCH reactions with this one with current medications?)
EAT THESE as opposed to liquefying:
- Soy beans
- Sweet potatoes
What if you DON'T GET YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE DOWN TO ACCEPTABLE LIMITS?
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE CONTRIBUTES TO OR IS A PRIMARY CAUSE OF HEART DISEASE, STROKE, CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE, KIDNEY DISEASE AND BLINDNESS.
Nobody wants any of those ailments.
I highly recommend buying a Vita Mixer or similar machine and start to learn how to make green smoothies. As an example, your can cut into 1 or 2 inch lengths (3) stalks of celery including the leaves. Rinse in a colander and then put them into the Vita Mixer pitcher. Add to that 1 medium carrot, 1 medium crisp apple, a handful of red grapes, a handful of kale or baby spinach and a sprig of parsley. Fill the pitcher with ice cold water about 2/3 full, place the rubberized seal top on the picture and blend till liquefied. You can add stevia to taste, or sprinkle in a tablespoon of "All Day Energy Greens" or Barley Grass powder etc. for an extra boost.
DRINK (2) 8 ounce glasses of this a day with one in the morning and one in the evening and it will do wonders for your body's PH and your blood pressure readings. You should also purchase a wrist blood pressure cuff from your local pharmacy (usually under $50.00) and get in the habit ot taking your blood pressure two or more times a day until you have it under good control
NOW, start walking 30-45 mins a day perhaps 5 or 6X weekly and cut back on the salt especially in the form of potato chips, french fries, and other fast food.
You are on your way to a healthier lifestyle.
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