Updated: May 13, 2022
I am sure you also think that this topic is ideal for aged people or those above fifty years of age. Well, I am sorry to burst your bubble, but even young ones now are consistently diagnosed with high blood pressure.
No doubt, many people are roaming the streets, waving past you across the road, and still showing up at work without knowing they are walking around with high blood pressure.
Your ideal blood pressure should be between 90/60 - 120/80 and anything over this is worth serious attention.
Interestingly, there is no exact symptom for identifying high blood pressure. That is why we recommend that you take a regular routine check of your vital signs (blood pressure, blood sugar, weights, blood tests, etc).
How to naturally manage a high blood pressure
A few things to do when you realise your blood pressure is high are;
Cut down on your salt consumption. This may mean cooking your meals without salt or very less amount of salt.
About half a teaspoon of salt is the daily recommendation. So you can imagine how much beyond that we have been eating daily. Sodium (salt) is also added to packaged and canned foods, seasoning cubes and powders, excessively to preserve them. Instead, use natural spices and herbs in making those delicious dishes.
You should eat more fruits and vegetables. The elevated blood pressure is a sign that you have not been having enough plant foods, which contain substances that help you get rid of toxins, and clear your arteries and invaders.
The benefits of plant foods, especially those eaten raw are tremendously countless.
Against the pharmaceutical plans never to let you know you can live healthily with your plant foods, I am here to help you see that light. Fibres which are particularly in abundance in plant foods are linked to helping you reduce your blood pressure and balance it as it helps clear your clogged arteries.
You should enjoy your Whole plant foods, every day.
Eat more Unsaturated fats. Unsaturated fats are those present in pure vegetable oils like sunflower oil, olive oil, mustard seed oil, avocado, and nuts.
They have been identified to help our body eliminate the bad fats (trans fats and cholesterols) which have the ability to block our arteries and lead to an increased pressure flow of blood.
When next you are shopping for your vegetable oil, look out for the nutritional label, and ensure you have almost zero trans fat and cholesterol. And more value for unsaturated fatty acid content. Also, remember to eat less oil at a time.
Build a habit to exercise regularly. Exercising has been seen not only to increase your immunity against pathogens and other cellular invaders that may want to knock your body down. They also help you to increase blood flow along all paths and help your body to rapidly eliminate all toxins as they also increase your metabolism. A sedentary lifestyle does no good at all. Be active, stay active.
Cut the sources. In getting off your hypertensive pills, or becoming totally free from that killer, you need to deal with it from the source. That is what holistic health is.
In this case, saturated fats which are chiefly present in animal foods are to be excluded from your plates. Likewise, the consistent consumption of alcohol and smoking wrecks the body.
Various studies have shown the connection between animal foods and their saturated fat content with high blood pressure. Literally, consuming animal foods, alcohol and smoking regularly will always lead to health issues. It starts from a high blood cholesterol count to high blood pressure, to heart diseases, organ failure, stroke, cognitive decline, and so on.
It is good to grow old, but not just to spend the whole old age managing diseases.
Take the right choice today. Live right. Eat right. Live Healthily.