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Friday, October 30, 2015

Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

If you are Type 2 Diabetic, chances are you also have high blood pressure readings. High Glucose levels  with high insulin levels usually accompany high BP readings.

1 out of 3 adults have high blood pressure
40% of those are not receiving treatment
30% have no symptoms and are unaware they have it

Here are some valuable tips:

  • Lose weight if you are over weight
  • Exercise more - 30 mins at least 5 days a week / Brisk Walking is one of the BEST
  • Quit smoking
  • Reduce your caffeine intake
  • Reduce your sodium intake to less than 2300 mg per day (ONE teaspoon of table salt contains 2300 mg by itself.)
  • CUT way back on canned and pre-packaged goods - they are full of sodium
  • Eat Raw, unprocessed nuts like walnuts, almonds, cashews etc. / AVOID salted or flavored nuts
  • AVOID wheat and grains, pasta, potatoes, bread, all processed pre-packaged cereals
  • Avoid the crunchie/munchie isle of the grocery stores - too much sodium and additives etc.
  • Increase magnesium rich foods such as Avocados, almonds, green leafy vegetables, peas, and beans
  • Increase potassium by eating bananas and increase your fibre at the same time
  • Consume smoothies made from beets, beet greens, celery (including stalk and leaves)
  • Consume pomegranate juice (easy on this one because of the sugar content)
  • Try Hibiscus tea
  • ADD a tablespoon of ground flax seed and chia seed mix to your morning oatmeal with blueberries, seedless grapes and stevia in the raw
  • Drink more pure cold water, avoid carbonated diet or regular Coke and Pepsi like the plague
  • BUY an easy to use and accurate do it yourself wrist type BP cuff and take your BP morning, noon and night and keep records for yourself as you change your diet and exercise habits

TRY green smoothies made with a Ninja machine or a VitaMixer (EXPERIMENT)


Celery, beet, apple, seedless grape smoothies

Frozen blueberries. whole raw almonds, ice cubes, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1 medium cored apple, dash of fresh lime juice, enough cold water to mix properly

The possibilities are endless!

God Bless,


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