Looking for home remedies to help reduce your high blood pressure? Here are some simple but effective suggestions to help.
- Reduce sodium in your diet – I use a calorie tracker on my iPhone and I am always surprised how much sodium is in certain foods. In addition, get into the habit of reading the nutrition information on the packaging. Here is where you’ll see the amount of sodium you’ll consume per serving. And make sure to do the math! Sometimes it doesn’t look like a lot but when you have 3 servings, you need to multiple by 3.
- Exercise – Daily exercise is critical to keep your heart healthy. It not only helps you lose weight but it also helps relax you.
- Diet – Limiting your calorie intake so you lose weight is important. In addition, there are certain foods that help lower your blood pressure including bananas, garlic, celery and lemon. Each have different properties that help control blood pressure.
- Weight Control – It’s critical to keep your weight in check. If you are overweight, your heart needs to work that much harder to pump the blood causing your blood pressure to increase.
- Magnesium – Magnesium is a mineral that is essential to good health and is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Magnesium helps regulate blood sugar levels and promotes normal blood pressure. There are magnesium supplements like Metagenics Mag Glycinate that you can take to ensure you are getting the recommended daily amount of magnesium. In addition, certain foods are good source of magnesium like spinach, beans and peas, nuts and seeds, and whole, unrefined grains.
- Active Blood Pressure Monitoring – A key theme throughout this blog is active daily monitoring of your blood pressure through a home blood pressure machine. Your blood pressure changes throughout the day and can increase or decrease depending on what you are doing. Know what causes your blood pressure to increase and take steps to reverse the effect.