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Tuesday, 12 March 2019

5 Natural ways to control High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure or hypertension

High blood pressure puts more pressure on the arteries to pump blood to the heart, this can damage those blood vessels resulting in heart attacks or heat strokes. Hypertension is considered as a 'silent killer' because it doesn't produce any symptoms until it leads to more serious damage to your heart.

Let's get to know the 5 ways that can help you to lower your blood pressure at your home.

Control your salt intake

Salt intake has increased worldwide and that is linked to high blood pressure; strokes, heart failure.even a slight reduction in salt from your diet can show improvement in your heart health & reduces blood pressure. Decrease sodium from your diet, add less salt to your food, add herbs or other species rather than salt to add flavors, read food labels & choose one with low sodium.

Keep your body moving

While moving your body regularly or being engaged in physical activities helps to make your heart stronger & pumps blood more efficiently, this lowers your blood pressure level. Include walking, jogging, swimming, dancing activities in your daily schedule. This will prevent you from raising your blood pressure or if you already have hypertension, it will help to bring it down. 

Some easily available home remedies for managing blood pressure


According to research pomegranate has been claimed to have cardioprotective benefits, improves the function of blood vessels, lowers cholesterol, lowers high blood pressure & reduces the risk of other cardiovascular diseases. It contains antioxidants such as flavonoids (catechins, tannins) that fight against various heart diseases, reduces stroke risk & prevents the heart attack. 


The study published in the Journal of Nutrition concluded that one glass of beetroot juice in a day is enough to significantly reduce your high blood pressure. Beetroot contains nitric oxide that helps the cells to transmit signals throughout the body & cause blood vessels to dilate. So add beetroot salad in your diet or drink juice to lower risk of heart diseases.


The blood pressure level can be controlled by a balanced lifestyle & eating a healthy diet. Carrots are packed with a high level of vitamin a and c, beta-carotene, potassium that have shown effective results in reducing blood pressure. They relax tension in your blood vessels that enhances blood flow & bring don the blood pressure level. Drink 2-3 glass of carrot juice per day without any sugar or add it in the salad with beetroot to get effective results.

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