Easy Ways to Prevent Hypertension

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ways to prevent hypertensionHypertension is included as a silent killer, a disease that kills silently. Without serious symptoms and complaints, high blood pressure disorders are prone to develop and triggers heart disease, kidney failure, and stroke. You should always know the causes and risks of hypertension.

Amid the threat of a fatal attack, you should do healthy habits with regular exercise and consumption of foods that can help control high blood pressure to overcome hypertension, just like as quoted by the Times of India.

Dark chocolate
This of course does not mean that it encourages you to have a chocolate party. With a high content of flavanols in it, you only need to eat about 25-30 calories per day to help lower blood pressure levels in the body.

Review of a study published in the BMC Medicines journal showed that flavanol content of chocolate plays a role to triggers dilation of blood vessels, where the conditions are in turn lowers blood pressure. “Flavanol has been shown to increase the formation of endothelial nitric oxide, which supports a decrease in blood pressure,” said researchers from the University of Adelaide, Dr Karin Ried.

Soybeans
There are many advantages of consuming soy for health. One of them is to lower bad cholesterol and high blood pressure. With its potassium content and isovlavon that are pretty good, soybeans are effective to help combat the increase in blood pressure in the body.

Tomatoes
Tomatoes have rich content of antioxidants, tomatoes also helps lower blood pressure levels in the body. This is reinforced through Ben Gurion University study that showed consumption of tomato extract for 16 weeks can reduce an average of 10 points in systolic blood pressure (when the heart contracts) and about 4 points diastolic blood pressure (when the heart relaxes).

Spinach
Not only rich in fiber, the green vegetables also contain magnesium and potassium that are essential for maintaining the stability of blood pressure. The content of folate in spinach may also protect against homocysteine chemical compounds that trigger heart attacks and strokes.

Banana
A study in 2005, published in the Hypertension journal found the blood pressure lowering effect of potassium-rich foods, such as bananas. The results of this study have been further strengthened by a number of studies that show the benefits of bananas to help lower high blood pressure.

Skimmed milk
Contains calcium, potassium and vitamin D that will collaborate to help reduce blood pressure and keep your body healthy.

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