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7 Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure ...

By Melanie

We all get older as time goes by and tend to have low blood sugar, watching our cholesterol or even watching out for high blood pressure is important. There is medicine that can lower blood pressure, but that's not all that needs to be changed. Why not use a home remedy that helps control high blood pressure? I have some knowledge to provide you for controlling your high blood pressure with home remedies.

7 Cut down on Salt

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Using the right diet has always been one of the most common ways to control high blood pressure. If you like spices such as salt, you will need to learn how to cut down or find an alternative. Personally, I use salt for certain foods, but never go hog wild on it. Sodium is the number one way to increase high blood pressure. To avoid this, use alternate salts or go with recipes that have low sodium. Also, we find avoiding certain box foods can be helpful, because these are loaded with preservatives.

6 Don't Drink Alcohol or Cut down

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I personally don't drink, but when it comes to my loved ones that have high blood pressure, they will tell me that alcohol is one of the things that highers their blood pressure. Yes, cutting down on drinking can help, but do you have to stop all the way and never drink again. Well, you don't have to quit drinking, but you need to stop after 2 or 3 drinks. Wine can be healthy for many things, but over doing can lead to high blood pressure. So, watch how much you drink ladies or men!

5 Controlling Your Weight

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Your weight has always been one of the most common ways to be healthy, but when it comes to high blood pressure, controlling your weight is needed. You should be on a diet, maintaining the healthy weight, and exercising. You do all these; you will control your diet. Obesity is hard to fight and needs to be handled if you have high blood pressure.

4 Consume More Calcium

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Milk has always done the body good, but did you know it helps control high blood pressure? Today, doctors advise people to consume more calcium products for their bones, body and controlling blood pressure. You can find many foods that contain calcium that can provide full days worth. Foods like cheese, dairy products and certain breakfast bars have enough calcium that can help reduce high blood pressure.

3 Eat Your Veggies

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Veggies have always been a good way to stay healthy and maintain blood pressure. Many veggies have what you need to lower blood pressure and maintain weight. If you follow a veggie diet and stick to veggies, you will get everything you need and control blood pressure. Everyone eats veggies at home, why not try a veggie diet?

2 Exercising

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Exercise everyday will help you maintain a good blood pressure rating. You can lower blood pressure with running, aerobics and walking. Aerobics is always the number one way to keep blood flowing in the body. If you do this once a day and keep at it, you become healthy and maintain a healthy level of blood pressure. Exercising also cuts down on obesity and that's another common way to maintain your weight. This can be easily done in your home.

1 Be Happy

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Did you know being happy is one of the best remedies to healing the human body? When you're not happy, your body has stress and could fall into depression. Depression can lead to obesity or a non-healthy life style. Blood pressure can get higher with stress and maintaining stress is being happy. If you want to control blood pressure, you should always try to do things that make you happy or avoid the parts in life that makes you sad. Although, many things in life can cause stress or even make you unhappy. If you look at the situation before you get mad and laugh at it, you might cause less stress.

I have listed some good home remedies that can be done at home without medicines. If you use medicines, you need to read the side effects and see if it's worth it. These are ways to control or maintain your blood pressure at home. You follow what I said, then you should be able to control your blood pressure easily. High blood pressure can be fatal, so you should follow a strict diet and healthier life. Are you going to follow what I said?

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