How to Regulate Blood Pressure
One of the biggest medical concerns is hypertension, which increases the risk of cardiovascular or brain diseases.
Garlic, with vasodilator effect
It is one of the foods with more therapeutic properties. It helps purify the blood and is antibacterial and antifungal.
In the case of hypertension, it acts as a vasodilator of the capillaries and arteries.
Do not stop taking 1 a day, raw or cooked, in sauces, sauces or creams.
2. Onion, a must every day
It has properties similar to those of garlic. Promotes dilation of blood vessels and good circulation. It is essential to incorporate it in the daily diet.
Consume 1 onion a day, raw or cooked. If eaten raw, best marinated with apple vinegar.
3. Extra virgin olive oil, accompanying vegetables and salads
Very rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin E. Excess free radicals are known to inactivate nitric oxide, a substance with vasodilatory effects.
Dress vegetables and salads with 3-4 tablespoons a day of extra virgin olive oil.
4. Legumes, 4 or 5 times a week
They are regulating foods at different levels, as they provide a lot of fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals.
Eat legumes 4-5 times a week in the form of hummus, salad, stew or soups.
5. Cinnamon to control blood sugar
Helps control blood sugar levels. High glycaemia causes an inflammatory state that affects the malfunction of the vascular and circulatory system.
Every day add a pinch to any dish, like fruit compotes.
6. Celery depurative and diuretic
Promotes the elimination of sodium in the urine and helps to reduce the volume of blood in the arteries.
Consume 4 stems a day in fruit juices, vegetable juices, salads, creams or stews.
7. Pear, rich in potassium
It is very rich in water and is practically fat free. One of the fruits that contains the most potassium (and the least sodium).
It has a diuretic function and regulates the voltage.
Enjoy it 4 times a week.
8. Hemp seeds with high omega-3 content
Together with flax, chia and walnuts, they have a high omega-3 content, which acts as an anti-inflammatory and prevents cardiovascular disease.
In the case of walnuts, they can recover the arterial wall.
Take 2 tablespoons a day of hemp seeds in creams, sauces or smoothies.
10. Coconut water, similar to blood plasma
With cardioprotective effect due to its richness in potassium and magnesium. In addition, because of its chemical composition it resembles blood plasma and helps to hydrate the body correctly.
Drink 1 glass of coconut water a day.
9. Diuretic artichoke
Rich in potassium and with diuretic properties: it favors the elimination of liquids from the body and, as a consequence, lowers blood pressure. In addition, it benefits liver function.
2-3 artichokes, 2-3 days a week.
Foods that help you fight the causes of hypertension
Hypertension (HTA), or high blood pressure, is increasingly common in developed countries and a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease or stroke.
Since stress is the force of blood against the walls of arteries when pumped by the heart, many factors are involved.
ETS may be caused by an increase in blood volume, due to renal impairment and poor sodium regulation, although the liver and spleen are also involved in blood volume levels; by poor condition of the arteries or accumulation of calcium in the walls; or by alteration of vasodilation and vasoconstriction due to stress, stimulants or poor diet.
Foods to avoid: sugars, alcohol, liquorice, spicy foods, sodium and products that contain it (sausages, cheeses, preserves, etc.).
Replace salt with moderate amounts of seaweed, tamari or miso and seawater, or spices (not spicy), aromatic herbs and garlic.
In addition to avoiding some foods, we should also increase the intake of others that favor the control of blood pressure.
They are mainly foods rich in potassium, a mineral that compensates for the effect of sodium on the distribution of body fluids, and in phytochemical compounds that dilate the arteries.