High Blood Pressure Awareness MonthPrint
Here’s the good news. High blood pressure, or hypertension, which is considered to be one of the most dangerous silent killers, “can largely be counteracted by relatively simple measures related to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.”1 In fact, according to the World Health Organization, “high blood pressure is the world’s most prevalent preventable disease.”2
But here’s where things get tricky. While the cause of high blood pressure isn’t exactly known, several conditions and health factors contribute to its existence:
• Being overweight or obese
• Lack of physical activity
• Too much salt in the diet
• Too much alcohol consumption (more than 1 to 2 drinks per day)
• Older age
• Family history of high blood pressure
• Chronic kidney disease
• Adrenal and thyroid disorders3
The important thing to remember is that a healthy lifestyle is your greatest protection against high blood pressure. Adding lots of fruits and veggies to your diet, exercising, lowering your salt intake, quitting or cutting back on alcohol and other bad habits, and reducing stress will all help!
Taking the right supplements also helps. We recommend adding Res-Q 1250 to your daily diet. According to NaturalNews.com, an internationally acclaimed non-profit news source, “A randomized, controlled study by researchers at the Department of Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, involving 100 patients who had been diagnosed with high blood pressure, found that low doses of the omega-3 fatty acids, in conjunction with a reduction of omega-6 fatty acids, could help to reduce the effects of hypertension.”4
Did you know that the following natural ingredients can also help to lower high blood pressure?
Potassium: This is found in bananas, peas, white beans, dark leafy greens, salmon, white potatoes and mushrooms.
Fiber: Not only does fiber help to lower blood pressure, it also helps to lower cholesterol. High-fiber foods include beans, chickpeas, avocados, pears, artichokes, oatmeal, broccoli, dark leafy greens and psyllium, which is the main ingredient in Res-Q Land ‘n’ Sea fiber supplements.
Lycopene: Put down the ketchup and eat a tomato. While cooked tomatoes seem to give you higher amounts of lycopene, a raw tomato still gives you a whopping 4631 μg (mcg) per cup. Watermelon, grapefruit and asparagus also have significant amounts.
Soy (non-GMO): Isoflavones, which can be found in soybeans, tofu and other non-GMO soy products, were found to lower systolic blood pressure.5