Thursday, 3 November 2011

Foods that Lower Your Blood Pressure

1. Artichokes
Artichokes taste amazing steamed (generally steam for about 1 hour) and then dip each piece into a mixture of olive oil, grass-fed butter, and garlic. Delicious!

2. Bananas
Bananas are rich in potassium, which is responsible for the proper functioning of the heart. It works with sodium to maintain balance of the body’s fluids, which is an important factor in the regulation of blood pressure.


3. Beets
You can try beetroot juice, or also try baked beets sliced on salads or as a side dish to dinner.


4. Cocoa
The best way to take advantage of the health benefits offered by cocoa is to choose raw cacao – it is good for the heart, the brain and the liver. Raw cacao nibs go great in smoothies! Also use organic cocoa powder in smoothies or homemade hot cocoa sweetened with stevia instead of sugar.


5. Garlic
Eating the equivalent of 2 cloves of garlic each day can significantly contribute to the health of the heart.