What is hypertension
Hypertension is characterized by systolic blood pressure (high value) than 140mmHg and diastolic blood pressure (low value) over 90mmHg. According to data of the World Health Organization, globally one billion people have high blood pressure and the situation only worsens. It is estimated that by 2025, 1.5 billion adults will be living with hypertension.
For people who suffer from hypertension is often need medication to regulate blood pressure. But changes in lifestyle and diet can significantly contribute to improving the situation. Many fail in a natural way to control blood pressure and the need for them disappears from the use of drug therapy. Here are some effective natural ways to regulate blood pressure:
- Consume bananas. Bananas are a rich source of potassium, and doctors recommend that potassium is especially useful for people who suffer from high blood pressure. Besides bananas also is recommended consumption of unpeel baked potatoes, fresh orange juice and yogurt with low fat.
- Reduce salt intake to 5 grams per day. Blood pressure at some people is very sensitive to sodium. It is known that most natrium we enter through the salt, so for that we should limit the amount of consumed salt and that may help some individuals to reduce blood pressure. Instead of salt, for cooking other dishes, use spices. Processed foods often contain a lot of salt, so carefully read the labels of products.
- Eat dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa. Good method for lowering blood pressure is the consumption of dark chocolate. Scientists have repeatedly proven that chocolate containing at least 70% cocoa that helps for lower blood pressure in people with hypertension. The recommended daily dose is 100 grams.
- Exercise 30 minutes most days of the week. Choose any activity at least 4-5 days a week.In keeping with your options, you can choose walking, cycling, running, swimming or aerobics. Cardiologists say that people who began to recreate the aerobic exercise fail to lower blood pressure by 4-9 mmHg.