Hypertension, or high blood pressure is a condition classified due to the systolic and diastolic blood pressures. Over time, increased pressure inside the arteries can stretch the tissues that make up the walls beyond a healthy limit.
Keeping your blood pressure low can reduce your risk of:
- heart attack
- kidney disease
There are many medications that can help you to keep your blood pressure in a reasonable range. The most effective ways to manage your blood pressure are by:
- Exercising regularly
- Eating healthy
- Reducing stress
In fact, many normal every day foods have been proven to lower blood pressure by a measurable amount when consumed on a regular basis. The following foods have been shown in medical studies to help lower blood pressure:
Including these foods in your diet can help to keep your blood pressure in a manageable range and protect you from the negative effects of hypertension.