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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Blood Pressure Lowering Green Smoothie

I am back on the green smoothies again after a brief leave of absence. I never make one the same way twice, however a typical smoothie (2X daily) would be 3 or 4 stalks of celery, 1/2 cucumber, perhaps a crisp apple and maybe a handful of red grapes and perhaps 3 strawberries. The POSSIBILITIES AND VARIETY OF WHAT YOU CAN MAKE IS ENDLESS.

This is good for two shakes a day or one if your share it with someone else.

  • The strawberries contain vitamin C, flavonoids and fiber and have been shown effective for high blood pressure.
  • The cucumber contains potassium and also acts as a mild diuretic and contains vitamin C, vitamin A and helps to improve high blood pressure and  complexion
  • The celery has proven excellent for lowering high blood pressure. 
  • The old adage of an apple a day keeps the doctor away might have some real merit.

Apples have been shown to some extent to lower blood pressure, possibly ward of Alzheimer's, provide some protection from pancreatic cancer, lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, reduce cholesterol, help to prevent gallstones, reduce plaque in the arteries, fights constipation etc.

Green smoothies in general help to balance the PH of your interstitial fluid which bathes your trillions of cells. You might want to read on of the books that concerns itself with preventing and/or defeating type 2 diabetes by getting control of your PH and taking it from acidic to slightly alkaline.


Acid and Alkaline-Forming Effects of Common Foods
alkaline-acid-forming-foodGenerally speaking, most vegetables and fruits have an alkaline-forming effect on your body fluids.
Most grains, animal foods, and highly processed foods have an acid-forming effect on your body fluids.
Your health is best served by a good mix of nutrient-dense, alkaline and acid-forming foods; ideally, you want to eat more alkaline-forming foods than acid-forming foods to have the net acid and alkaline-forming effects of your diet match the slightly alkaline pH of your blood.
I personally use a Vita Mixer and have had NO problems or complaints with the machine in the 4 or 5 years I have owned it. It was a gift from my oldest daughter and it was one of the best gifts I have ever received.

I use it as a blender to make whey protein shakes and as a green smoothies maker. MOST of us simply do not get enough RAW vegetables and I love the convenience of putting a group of vegetables and fruits into the machine and drinking them while fresh. It would take a while to sit down and eat an apple, 4 stalks of celery, 1/2 a cucumber, and a handful of seedless red grapes and strawberries. I also eat a lot of veggies and fruits so I am not knocking eating them in addition to processing them into a green smoothie.

There are hundreds and hundreds of green smoothie recipes on line and it is also fun and healthy to create your own.

IF you have high blood pressure, you might want to try green smoothies for a while in addition to taking any medications you are on and work with your doctor to see if he or she can help monitor your progress and perhaps eventually eliminate the need for the prescription drugs altogether.

God Bless,


Genesis 1:29
New American Standard Bible 
Then God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you;

Psalm 104:14
He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;

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