Recipes to Lower Blood Pressure

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Certain food recipes can be a great way to lower your overall blood pressure. Find out which recipes lower blood pressure with help from a health and nutrition expert in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm JJ Virgin, nutrition and fitness expert of, and today I'm going to talk to you about recipes to lower blood pressure and this is a case where it is very important to cook because a lot of those processed foods are high in sodium and as you know, sodium can increase blood pressure. So what I am going to show you are some important ingredients to include in your recipes. Now first I'm going to do a shout out to spices because as you pull the salt out you'll want to put the spices in and especially garlic. Garlic has been shown to improve blood pressure. Also another one I want to talk to you about is ground cinnamon because this helps with blood sugar control and finally red pepper because this can boost your metabolism and I'm always looking for that edge. Now next thing is to make sure that you're eating rich in potassium foods and one of the things here that people don't really think about, when they think of potassium what do you usually think about? Bananas, but ones that are really rich are watermelon, radicchio and especially green drinks. I love green drinks, drink one every day and also celery has been found to lower blood pressure so a couple stalks a day is great to do. Add a little bit of nut butter, it's a perfect snack. Now next thing is to make sure that you're eating fish because we know those Omega 3s are really heart healthy and the fats that you want to use are going to be more focused towards olive oil and olives so get rid of a lot of those saturated fats and trans fats. They should be out of your diet if you've got elevated blood pressure. Actually they should be out of your diet period. Now next thing is the carbohydrates that you are eating, make sure they're high in fiber and that they're low on the glycemic index. So great ones here are black beans, lentils, Quinoa, you want to increase fiber overall and my favorite for doing that is freshly ground flaxseed meal because flaxseed meal not only is rich in fiber, it also is a great Omega 3 and best of all I saved it for the last is to make sure that you're having nuts and dark chocolate and yes you can have them together. They actually raise nitric oxide which can help support good healthy blood pressure levels. I'm JJ Virgin if and those are recipes to lower blood pressure.


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