We are always finding ways, or at least we should be, to live healthier lives. Whether it is by exercising, dieting or swapping unhealthy choices for healthy ones, we want to do what is best for our bodies. With many health conditions that we are facing, one serious condition is hypertension, or high blood pressure. Some of us may think it is not that serious. However, if you suffer from high blood pressure it can lead to strokes, heart disease and heart attacks. While your doctor can prescribe you medications, all you need to do is add blood pressure lowering vegetables in your daily diet. You may grimace at the thought. You may think, “Yuk! I hate vegetables!” Or you may think, “But I already eat vegetables!” Vegetables are good for you. While one might not agree with your taste buds, another will. By eating the right vegetables, you will be able to keep your blood pressure at a healthy rate.
You need amino acids in your daily diet to reduce the chances of getting a stroke. The following vegetables are high in amino acids:
Not only are they filled with amino acids, these vegetables are high in nutrients and minerals such as:
These all play a role in preventing plaque build-up in your arteries.
Vegetables that help increase the blood flow through your veins and arteries are necessary. Two vegetables that excellent for this are celery, which contains phthalides-which play a key role in relaxing the muscles in the artery walls-and raw carrots, which help stabilize blood pressure due to its potassium and beta-carotene.
Tomatoes are excellent in lowering your blood pressure. The lycopenes in the tomatoes stop the bad cholesterol from clogging up your arteries.
When you do not have enough vitamin C in your diet, you run the risk of getting high blood pressure. Bell peppers and parsley are both high in vitamin C.
Vegetables are an important food to include in our daily diets. They are high in minerals, vitamins and fiber. They are low in fat. While they help us lose weight and maintain a healthy weight, they are also beneficial in lowering blood pressure.