Helpful ways to lower blood pressure
High blood pressure is becoming more common and can lead to heart disease and stroke. According to a survey, about 52% of the Pakistani population suffers from high blood pressure and 42% do not know it. Why are you suffering from high blood pressure?
However, there are some ways in which blood pressure can be controlled.
Exercise is one of the best ways to reduce high blood pressure. Exercising regularly strengthens the heart and improves blood pumping ability.
According to various research reports, high salt intake has been linked to high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. If you already have high blood pressure, reduce the amount of salt in your diet.
Consumption of potassium-rich foods such as green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, potatoes, sugar, watermelon, melons, bananas, malt, apricots, milk, yogurt, fish, nuts and seeds reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
Excessive use of caffeine also increases heart rate and blood pressure.
Stress is a major cause of high blood pressure, and if you experience stress all the time, your heart rate will increase and your arteries will constrict.
Dark chocolate and coca powder are rich in flavonoids, a plant compound that dilates blood vessels, flavonoid-rich coca improves heart health in the short term, and lowers blood pressure levels.
Obese people can significantly improve heart health by reducing body weight.
The nicotine in cigarettes raises blood pressure. People who smoke excessively throughout the day always have high blood pressure.
Another study found that low consumption of sugary drinks lowers blood pressure.
Berries are rich in polyphenols, natural plant compounds that are good for heart health, polyphenols reduce the risk of stroke, heart disease and diabetes, while also improving blood pressure, insulin resistance and inflammation.
High blood pressure is more common in people with calcium deficiency. Calcium supplements do not lower blood pressure, but foods rich in this component are definitely beneficial.