3 Tips to Lower Blood Pressure Quickly and Naturally
Your doctor is on your back, your family is nagging you and now you finally want to do something about your blood pressure. These tips to lower blood pressure quickly are designed to jump start your campaign to get your pressure under control. They are not however, meant to be the only steps you need to take for lowering blood pressure over the long term.
There are a couple of things that will have an almost immediate effect on your BP that simply require that you change your daily routine somewhat.
If you are serious about getting your blood pressure down and you get deeper into the information available on lowering it naturally, you’ll discover the huge role that diet plays in controlling and reversing high pressure. Without getting into all the reasons of why foods work, just make these changes in your diet and watch your pressure drop like a rock.
In fact the higher your pressure is today, the faster it will be lowered by following these simple tips.
Stop eating out. Most of us eat two meals out each day, if you count a bagel or a donut as a meal. Unless you live in New York which now has a city law that menus include nutritional values for each item, you have no idea how much salt you are consuming. Americans on average eat five times the recommended daily allowance for sodium.
Salt retains fluids and increases blood volume both of which increase blood pressure. Salt is also the favorite seasoning of all restaurants and they use a ton of it. And it’s not just the fast food joints. Upscale eateries pile it on too. Substitute the eat out food with food from home and you’ll cut your intake dramatically.
Hydrate. If your blood pressure is serious enough your doctor probably put you on a diuretic. The purpose of the diuretic is to reduce the fluid level in your body and flush out sodium. Well guess what. Your bladder doesn’t need any help if you simply give your body enough water.
Proper hydration will not only flush out sodium but it will encourage a suppleness in your blood vessels that is vital for efficient pumping of blood. At a minimum you should drink half your body weight, expressed in ounces, each day. If you weigh 140 pounds then you need to drink 70 ounces of water. More is better.
Home Remedy. There are all kinds of foods that work as home remedies for blood pressure and often we have no real idea why. Apple cider vinegar is an example of these pressure lowering foods. Take 2 teaspoons in an 8 ounce glass of water each morning and watch your pressure plunge. Make sure you get the real deal not the distilled version.
These three tips for lowering blood pressure fast are just the beginning of the changes you need to make in lifestyle to effectively and permanently rid your life of high blood pressure. Use these as a jump start but understand there is much more to do.