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13 Foods to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

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car-roadShe almost crashed on the highway!

This last week, my cousin (through marriage) experienced an almost disastrous episode of high blood pressure.

While driving home on the highway with her three year-old in the car, she began to feel dizzy and felt close to losing consciousness. Immediately, she made her way to pull over to the safest area of the road.

She said that she caught herself beginning to swerve and instantly did what she could to manage her SUV from swerving into the median. Traffic was moderately heavy and she was fortunate to have avoided a catastrophe.

As we spoke today about her close call, I shared this tip of 13 foods that will naturally help her to reduce her blood pressure.

They are:

  1. Avocado
  2. Bananas
  3. Broccoli
  4. Kale
  5. Kiwifruit
  6. Peaches & Nectarines
  7. Pork Tenderloin
  8. Quinoa
  9. Red Bell Pepper
  10. Sweet Potato
  11. Tilapia
  12. White Beans
  13. Yogurt (fat-free plain)

avocadoDiagnosed high blood pressure is also known as hypertension. Hyper refers to the “high” or elevated state of pressure (tension) in the arteries. This is the opposite of hypotension, hypo referring to “low” blood pressure.

Mismanaged high blood pressure can lead to other serious medical conditions. It can also be an indicator of additional underlying medical conditions, so don’t ignore it or allow a loved one to think “it’ll just go away.”

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2 Responses to 13 Foods to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

  1. Alvarado Lopez April 17, 2017 at 7:24 pm #

    Excellent article on BP lowering foods. Only one mistake. Quinoa has zero beneficial effects on BP. What you meant to say was Quinua, the orignal, non gmo plant, from Quinua, Peru, and several other Andean countries is the magic ticket. Quinua is great for BP, much more nutritious than wheat, etc. Quinua has about a 60 to 1 yield over wheat, which at best, has a yield of 1 to 1.
    Monsanto made Quinoa. You do not want Quinoa!

    • David April 19, 2017 at 3:25 pm #

      Alvarado, I appreciate the time you took to share your insight. Thank you.

      As a result of your feedback, I did a little digging…quite a bit of reading, actually!

      The salient point is that the word quinoa appears to be the Anglo-Saxon rendering of the word “quinua” or “quínua”, from the original Quechua word kinua or kinuwa. This short article presents the references with accents, kinúwa and kínua.

      The most fascinating article I read was by José María Fernández Díaz-Formentí, whose historical, lengthy, and passionate discussion takes issue with “quinoa”, the rendered English translation of quinua (emphasis on the i). It’s a lengthy discussion, one that I am grateful to be able to read in its native Spanish.

      I’d appreciate any direction/references you could point me to regarding Monsanto’s “quinoa”. I’m a bit familiar with the marketing techniques of new jargon, especially as it relates to consumer psychology and advertising tactics. Any solid references and citations would be greatly appreciated! I’d love to dig in to the details of the distinction you made.

      Be well!

      -David

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