5 Foods to Help Relieve Your Worries About Hypertension

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Patients with hypertension are increasing nowadays, while the age of onset is getting lower. Some people get hypertension by heritage, some by improper diet. It is important to seek medical advice for the causes.

5 foods that might help lower hypertension

1. Celery

Celery is rich in calcium, phosphorus, iron, carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin P, magnesium, and potassium, etc. It has been taken for food as well medicine for a long time. Celery contains a phytochemical called phthalates, and it relaxes the tissues of the artery walls to increase blood flow and reduce blood pressure. Celery stalk’s salt content is low, and you also get the fiber, magnesium, and potassium to help regulate the blood pressure when celery is included in your daily diet. To get the benefit, you should eat roughly four stalks, roughly one cup chopped, of celery daily.

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2. Pumpkin

Pumpkins help with hypertension.
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Pumpkin is loaded with potassium, which helps to flush out excess sodium and fluid, easing pressure on the arterial walls. In addition, the pectin in pumpkin can lower the absorption of sugar and consequently the level of blood sugar in the body. It can also combine with extra cholesterol and lower the level of cholesterol in the blood.

3. Spinach

Spinach helps old people avoid constipation
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Spinach contains potassium, folate, and magnesium, which help lower blood pressure. Potassium releases sodium (and fluid) from the body, while magnesium enables the tiny blood vessels to relax, helping to maintain elasticity and normal blood flow. Folate, along with other B vitamins, helps to break down homocysteine, an amino acid that has the potential to damage inner artery walls, which can boost the risk of a stroke or heart attack.

4. Kiwifruit

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Kiwifruit. (Image: via Pixabay)

A study funded by the Oslo University Hospital showed that kiwifruit might lower blood pressure levels. They are rich in lutein, a potent antioxidant, and this may be what is responsible for their blood pressure-lowering powers, said researchers.

5. Apples

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Apples are rich in multiple vitamins, sugar, pectin, potassium, etc. The potassium can combine with nitrates in the body and help exclude it from the body, which helps lower hypertension.

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