When it comes to lowering your blood pressure, all you hear is salt, salt, salt… Or, you are placed on medication to reverse your high blood pressure. Does this work? Isabel (holistic nutritionist) from the Diet Solution Program (DSP) tells us that high blood pressure can be lowered through natural means. And, even better, she has seen success with her clients.
Below are 2 (well actually 3) easy blood pressure lowering tips and believe it or not, one of them is to lose weight. And you can get good results by losing only a modest 7 pounds. That’s not a lot…
If you’re in a hurry to lose a little weight and make a positive difference in your high blood pressure reading then
==>> Click through to see what Isabel tells you about healthy eating to lose weight
2 tips to make a difference in your high blood pressure
Okay, Isabel has 2 tips but the first one is a bonus. It is in regard to the kind of salt and which one is much better for you…
What people are often told is that they have too much salt in their diet. First, Isabel points out that most people use the wrong kind of salt. Wrong meaning the over processed white stuff we all are familiar with ( mortons) that comes in the big round shaker… Then of course food manufacturers use a ton of sodium (wrong kind of salt) in packaged food and since most people eat packaged processed stuff, it is easy to see how salt has gotten a bad name. This kind of salt does not help the body and some are highly sensitive to it. Isabel recommends only the natural sea salt.
In any case, what you are often not told is to get more of an important mineral to balance your salt intake.
Isabel says that an important tip to make a difference in your blood pressure is adding potassium to your diet. Cutting or reducing sodium may not be enough to make a difference in your blood pressure. studies show adding more potassium certainly does.
Check this out: A panel of research scientists at Johns Hopkins University analyzed data from more than 30 studies and reached the conclusion that potassium does indeed lower blood pressure. They even found that it worked nearly as well as medication (but without the side-effects). Can you imagine? Isabel and I agree that using food to improve health or lose weight is always much more advantageous in every way, especially in terms of safety.
Here’s what researchers found: Those participants with normal blood pressure levels experienced a benefit. However, the effect was much greater for those who were hypertensive, especially for those who were considered “salt-sensitive.”
Isabel says that The ideal ratio is five times as much potassium as sodium in your diet.
Unfortunately most people consume twice the amount of sodium. If you have high blood pressure, it wouldn’t hurt to take potassium supplements. But you’ll get better results eating natural healthy food…
It’s easy to do. All you need to do is eat three servings a day of high-potassium foods such as:
- dark leafy greens,
- Brussels sprouts,
And here’s the second powerful and beneficial way to lower your blood pressure….
==>> Weight Loss
Want to know a fast and easy way you can lose weight? Cut back or eliminate salty (wrong kind of salt) packaged and
==>> highly processed food.
A Little Weight Loss Goes a Long Way
Now let’s talk about the second easy tip to positively change your blood pressure reading. Lose the weight!
Truth is that carrying too much weight is one of the primary causes of hypertension. And you might get discouraged thinking of how many pounds you’ll have to drop to make a difference. But take heart, because losing even a little weight can provide substantial and long-lasting benefits for those who have high blood pressure.
Here’s what Isabel told me. In a study of 102 people with severe hypertension, researchers discovered that those who lost an average of just seven pounds reduced their need for medication for more than two years.
The lead researcher on the study, Daniel W. Jones, M.D. said, “The patients maintained their weight loss for only six to 12 months, but the benefits were sustained for as long as 30 months.”
It is striking that such a modest improvement in weight can have such a major impact on your health. And this should definitely give you encouragement if you’re overweight and suffer from hypertension.
Be encouraged because now we know that you don’t have to move mountains to make a major improvement in your health! Simply decide to lose a little weight and incorporate potassium rich foods in your diet. Oh, and of course, dump the junk and start eating more natural whole foods your grandmother would recognize. Deal?
Now, if you’re really serious about losing weight or improving your blood pressure, then I encourage you to seek professional help and guidance from a certified nutritionist who knows all the top scientific tricks to help you lose weight permanently…
If this is you, then click the link below to watch a free presentation Isabel has put together for my readers.
She cares about your health and in this presentation she tells you
==>> 4 foods you need to stop eating now.
I’m not sure how long this will stay up there so please,
==>> Click through to watch it now.
BTW, forward this to all your friends and family so they can benefit from this natural health information. And as usual, email me so I can help you along your weight loss journey.
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