Vegetables That Are Good For High Blood Pressure
While we continue with the series on high blood pressure, in this entry I will talk about vegetables that are good for high blood pressure. This should allow you get plenty for fresh vegetables in your diet and give you great ideas for delicious smoothies, juices, and shakes.
One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potatoes More..
That’s right, potatoes are great for lowering blood pressure due to the high content of the good for lowering blood pressure minerals of potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
Where possible try to eat your spuds with the skins on, baked potatoes being a prime example. Lately, I’ve been leaving the skins on for my boiled potatoes.
You can guess, the highest concentration of the essential minerals are in the skins of the potatoes.
No cooking with salt! Salt will raise your blood pressure.
Personally, I never cook with salt. There is enough sodium in our food naturally speaking, so no need to add more.
And Da Beet .. Goes On..
Beetroot is excellent at lowering blood pressure, and as a bonus is helpful for sufferers of erectile dysfunction due to the high nitrate content. Nitrate is also effective in lowering blood pressure, which is why Doctors often prescribe nitrates tablets to sufferers of high blood pressure.
The nitrate in beetroot juice is said, by medics to be just as good and effective at lowering blood pressure as nitrate tablets.
Beet can be easily added to salads and can make some delicious juices like these two recipes here.
As word of warning, drinking raw beetroot juice is rumoured to cause temporary paralysis of the vocal chords. Although there is no scientific evidence to back this up it could be worth a shot in trying it out on your noisy neighbour (or the nagging wife! haha)
Although not officially a vegetable but a seed, at least according to the big wigs over at the United Nations Agricultural Department.
it can be considered as a vegetable for nutritional purposes. Soybeans are a fab source of magnesium with just 100 grams providing 70% of the recommended daily amount and 50 % of the daily amount of potassium. 100 grams of soybeans also provide 27% of our daily calcium requirements.
Soybeans might have gotten some bad press lately, but they are great at lowering blood pressure. The facts are in the nutritional content and value.
Mentioned frequently on this site as a super food for helping men with erectile dysfunction, as it turns out it great for lowering blood pressure also due to being high in nitrates, folates and magnesium, all of which are great in the fight against high blood pressure.
So try adding more to your diet. It is very easy to add to salads, sandwiches and you can easily wack some on a cheeky once in a while pizza. Spinach also makes a great addition to smoothies, especially green smoothies.
A Superfood itself packed with nutrients that a good for insomnia, erectile dysfunction and lowering blood pressure due to the nutritional content. Good source of folates, nitrates and the minerals for lowering hypertension calcium and potassium.
Kale is also a good source of the vitamins and minerals required to augment testosterone levels making it a great addition to your diet.
Like spinach, it makes a great addition to salads, sandwiches, and smoothies.
A kick ass delicious vegetable for lowering high blood pressure that also good for insomniacs sufferers of low testosterone and erectile dysfunction.
A good source of vitamins K and C, minerals potassium, manganese, magnesium, and calcium. Also a source of B complex vitamins that are good for boosting energy and healthy for our heart and central nervous system.
Cauliflower is surprisingly healthy and packed with nutrients, be sure to get more of it.
That concludes this short list of Vegetables that are good for high blood pressure. If you are interested in adding some herbs to your diet as a supplement you can check out the post insert below.
If you have any questions related to vegetables that are good for high blood pressure or wish to share a recipe involving those vegetables leave a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
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