When most people think about dealing with hypertension the first line of defense is often a medication. That is absolutely appropriate if blood pressure is very high. But what should you do if it is in a middle range–not quite normal but not so high as to worry your physician enough to prescribe a medication?
The first line of defense is frequently weight loss. Studies have shown that even modest weight loss can make a difference and a recent visitor to our website reported impressive results from this approach.
We know that losing weight is not easy. That is why we recommend some food remedies right in your kitchen. You may be surprised to learn that there is research to support several of these approaches. Beets are one of our favorite foods for all sorts of reasons (good for the brain and. Their ability to lower blood pressure, though, makes them number one on our list of food remedies for hypertension.
Other foods that have been shown to lower blood pressure include pomegranates, chocolate, garlic, and green tea. If you find this intriguing, you may want to watch our video about home remedies in your kitchen for helping to control high blood pressure. Here is a link.

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  1. olwyn

    I have been taking ramipril 10 for over 3years now and it only brings my bp Down by a maximum of 10.
    Yet beetroot lowers it by 30 and walking walking the dog for 1 hour also lowers my bp by 30.
    Beets are also a good detox and walking is a weight bearing exercise so both have other healthy benefits as well as lowering bp.

  2. RIM MD

    Several years ago I developed hypertension. I was overweight and needed a good motivation got lose – this was it.
    I was initially controlled on Losartan 160mg. Over the next 2 years I lost 60 lbs, increased my exercise level a bit, and have not regained any weight in the past 10 years. After 3 or 4 years I have needed no BP medication! My BP is now 130/77, pulse 65. I am 74 years old.
    It can be done, you just have to want to.

  3. mm

    another remedy for blood pressure is this: mix 4 cups of apple juice, 2 cups of white grape juice and 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar. drink a 1/2 cup before you go to bed. I accidentally discovered it lowered my blood pressure also. I was using this tonic to lower my cholesterol which was not high. Most people I told bout this remedy said it helped their arthritis and gave them a lot f energy. It worked for ma and others. I don’t know what this combo does for the body, but it DOES work.

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