3 Juices that Lower Blood Pressure
About 75 million American adults (29%) have high blood pressure, which is 1 in every 3 American adults. Anyone, including children, can develop high blood pressure. It greatly increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, Simply taking medication is not the long-term answer. There are side effects such as a dry cough, dizziness or an upset stomach. The answer is getting to the root of the problem, which is often stress and anxiety. Using natural remedies with no side effects can be very helpful along with stress reduction.
A cup of beet juice a day may help reduce your blood pressure, according to a small study in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. People with high blood pressure who drank about 8.5 ounces of beet juice experienced a decrease in blood pressure of about 10 mm Hg in three hours.2 Beets contain high levels of dietary nitrate (NO3), which the body converts into biologically active nitrite (NO2) and nitric oxide (NO). In the human body, NO relaxes and dilates blood vessels. Other leafy vegetables such as lettuce, watercress and cabbage also have high levels of the compound, which they take up from the soil through their roots.3 Keep in mind these are good nitrites.
A study in Jepara at the Universitas Muhammadiyah Kudus found that celery juice improved blood pressure. Celery contains phthalides, a phytochemical that relaxes tissues of the artery walls leading to increased blood flow and reduced blood pressure. (http://theicph.com/en_US/2019/07/06/the-effect-of-celery-juice-on-blood-pressure-among-hypertensive-patients-in-bakalan-village-kalinyamatan-jepara-central-java/) In another study a 74-year old man was diagnosed with hypertension. Medications gave him side effects making them undesirable. His blood pressure measured 150/80. He was given celery juice over 6 months. At the end of his care, his blood pressure measured 118/82 mmHg. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8703128/)
Watercress, like beet juice, has been shown in studies to lower blood pressure. It contains similar high levels of the same nutrients found in beets. With the watercress study, participants lowered their diastolic blood pressure by an average of 3.7 mm Hg in just three days. Rats that ate watercress had lower blood pressure levels than the rats using medication to treat high blood pressure. Watercress has also been shown to facilitate weight loss.
An “adaptogenic” herb, ashwagandha works in a variety of non-specific ways. Specifically, ashwagandha helps to reduce the impact of stress and anxiety. Stress and anxiety raise your blood pressure in short order. Ashwagandha helps! Studies show that people who take ashwagandha have decreases in both blood pressure and pulse rate. One study published in the Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine shows that it greatly reduces stress, anxiety, and “serum cortisol levels.” Another study found that taking ashwangadha improved people’s anxiety, well-being, and overall health improved over 90 days.1 When you calm your mind, your body will follow! You can purchase at wellevate.me/juicelady and get 15% off.
Black Seed Oil
A study recently published in Food Science & Nutrition Research1 found that supplementation with black seed oil lowered blood pressure in healthy subjects. In the study, 20 subjects with normal blood pressure were all treated with a daily doses of black seed oil for six weeks. Subjects had their blood pressure tested daily throughout the study. Results showed that following the six weeks of supplementation with the black seed oil, systolic blood pressure decreased by 11.2% and diastolic blood pressure by 12.2%. An initial significant decline in blood pressure was observed in as little as two days. Following six weeks of placebo, subjects’ blood pressure elevated slightly.4 I recently had my blood pressure taken at my wellness check. It was 123 over 68. It’s usually in the 130 range (white coat syndrome). I recently started taking black seed oil. You can order it at wellevate.me/juicelady You’ll get 15% off.
In in vivo animal studies of hypertension, NAC not only reduced blood pressure but also was effective at reducing oxidative stress and improving antioxidant capacity.5 It also helps spike proteins from attaching to receptor sites. It’s an excellent virus prevent supplement. I now have NAC by Pure Encapsulations back in stock.
Prayer for Healing
Prayer changes everything. Usually, the answer for our physical ailments is multi-faceted. It oten involves our involvement. It may include faith, emotional/mental work, and nutritional/dietary changes. You can be well. Do it all.