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Cool down! Control hypertension with healthy food

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Suffering from high blood pressure also known as hypertension can be alarming and the disease causes hemorrhage, cardiac arrests and hardening of the arteries. We have to be sure that we are consuming the right food and ingredients in order to avoid an episode which may take us to the emergency room.

In this listicle, we shall take a look at several ingredients which brings high blood pressure to normal level.

  1. Bananas

Bananas has high levels of potassium and they are also healthy snack which can be eaten anywhere during any part of the day. To control blood pressure, two bananas per day is recommended. Consuming three bananas will help in controlling strokes.

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  1. Watermelons

The L-citrulline in watermelons helps relaxing arteries which also results in lowering the blood pressure levels. It is recommended that watermelons should be included in breakfast items as well.

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  1. Nuts

An assortment of nuts, especially almonds and pistachios, are helpful in keeping blood sugar levels in check as it has potassium. However, consuming too many of them can not be good for health.

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  1. Oranges

Apart from improving the immune system and fighting off diseases, it also lowers the blood pressure. Its juice can be consumed as a healthy beverage and it can be eaten as a fruit.

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  1. Spinach

Spinach’s nutrient dense nature helps in bringing the blood pressure back to normal. The leafy-green vegetable can be eaten in a salad, used in a delicious dish or can be included as a ingredient in a smoothie.

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  1. Oatmeal

Just a morning bowl of oatmeal is helpful in monitoring blood pressure. Flavoring in oatmeals should be avoided as it contains unnecessary sugar which increases blood glucose levels.

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  1. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are proven to be helpful in helping people suffering from high blood pressure as it contains lycopene, which also helps in premature aging of the skin along with diabetes. It is recommended that the fruit should be consumed without much processing or cooking.

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  1. Carrots

It is recommended that carrots should be used as a drink to have an effect on the blood pressure as chewing and munching the vegetable is not easy. It contains antioxidants and potassium which are two major supporters of normal blood pressure levels.

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  1. Potatoes

Potatoes helps control high blood pressure as it contains kukoamine. However, it is still if a single serving of the vegetable is sufficient for reducing blood flow. It can be enjoyed after being cooked in different ways.

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  1. Guava

The fruit high levels of potassium and is also rich in fibre. Guavas also helps the digestive system and also assists in losing weight.

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