Monday, December 10, 2007
Health Tips about Blood Pressure
Garlic: Garlic is very effective in lowering blood pressure.Take 2-3 raw garlic cloves a day. It slows down the pulse rate and relieves the symptoms of dizziness , numbness and shortness of breath and formation of gas within the digestive system.
Indian Gooseberry: Indian gooseberry is also very effective in controlling high blood pressure.
Lemon: Lemon is also very effective food in controlling high blood pressure.It helps in maintaining capillary fragility .
Grapefruit: Grapefruit is useful in preventing high blood pressure .
Watermelon: Watermelon also safeguards against high blood pressure.The seeds of watermelon also can be dried and roasted and taken in liberal amounts.
Rice: Rice is low-fat, low-cholesterol and low-salt content is very good for people suffering from high B.P. who have been advised salt-restricted diet.Particularly brown rice having calcium soothes and relaxes the nervous system and helps relieve High B.P symptoms.
Potato: Boiled potatoes are very valuable in lowering high B.P. Boiled potatoes absorb very little salt and thus are very useful.Potatoes are rich in Potassium and not sodium salts and magnesium present in potato is also beneficial.
Parsley: Parsley is very useful in high blood pressure.It helps maintain the blood vessels .Parsley can be taken as a beverage by simmering 20gms of fresh parsley leaves gently in 250 ml of water for a few minutes.Drink this several times a day.
Vegetable Juice: Raw vegetable juices, especially carrot and spinach juices, taken separately or in combination, are also beneficial in the treatment of high B.P If taken in combination, 300 ml of carrot juice and 200 ml of spinach juice should be mixed to make 500 ml and taken daily.If taken separately, one glass should be taken twice daily, morning and evening.
Cut down on these: Cut down on salt, cholesterol, fat, tea, coffee and alcohol intake to keep a tab on high blood pressure.
Don't repress your feelings: Don't repress your feelings, talk about them to friends and exercise regularly.