How to Lower Your Blood Pressure

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure

November 1, 2019 100 By Ewald Bahringer


How to Lower Your Blood Pressure. If your blood pressure is 140/90 or higher,
you need to get it down! The good news is that many of the steps you
can take are painless, and some are downright enjoyable. You will need Potassium-rich foods Red wine
A pedometer Dark chocolate A pet and spirituality. Step 1. Consume less sodium, which contributes to
hypertension. It’s not enough to just put away the saltshaker
– check food labels as well. Many prepared foods, like canned soup and
frozen meals, are loaded with sodium. Step 2. Eat more baked potatoes – with the skin
– plus other potassium-rich foods like acorn squash, bananas, orange juice, and halibut. Dozens of studies prove that a potassium-rich
diet helps combat the blood pressure-raising damage of a high sodium diet. Step 3. Drink one glass of red wine every day, but
limit yourself to just one glass. Step 4. Lose weight if you need to. Obesity has been linked to hypertension. Track your steps with a pedometer. People who use them walk up to 2,000 steps
more, which can help them reduce their weight _and_ their blood pressure. Step 5. Get a pet. Not only does having one lower blood pressure,
petting them has been shown to increase levels of the feel-good hormones dopamine and serotonin
in their owners. Step 6. Eat some chocolate every day. The trick is to keep the portion small – say,
bite-size – and make sure you’re munching dark chocolate made mostly from cocoa solids. It should taste a little bitter. Step 7. Become more touchy-feely. Research indicates that people who hug and
hold hands are calmer. Step 8. Start praying. One study found that people who attend weekly
religious services have lower blood pressure than those who don’t attend at all. Did you know By 2025, 1.6 billion people worldwide
are expected to have high blood pressure.