Today I’m going to give you 6 specific foods and herbs that are clinically researched to promote healthy blood pressure levels. No drugs. No side-effects.
As you may or may not know, having healthy blood pressure levels is super important for your health, fitness, and longevity.
This is because high blood pressure negatively affects:
- Your organs, especially kidneys and liver
- Heart and brain, which can cause a heart attack or stroke
- Energy levels, more fatigue, harder to breathe, etc.
- Sleep – negatively affects all of your hormones.
- Muscles, including sexual performance.
The bad part about all of this is that the older we get, the higher the blood pressure and the weaker the kidneys. It’s just a part of aging.
And remember, your kidneys don’t regenerate like your liver. Most of the time, the kidneys only get weaker and high blood pressure accelerates the process dramatically
In fact, high blood pressure is such a major problem that there are over 2 dozen different drugs specific for hypertension.
And if all of this wasn’t bad enough, the majority of people don’t even know they have high blood pressure.
And I say this from the personal experience of both my parents and even myself over the past few years. This is why I wanted to share with you what I’ve learned has worked, natural solutions – foods and herbs, instead of toxic drugs.
So, let’s get started with the best foods and herbs.
The specific polyphenols in grapes, red grapes, and more specifically in the seeds are very powerful. This is one minor reason why red wine can help lower blood pressure levels.
Unfortunately, to get the benefits, you’d have to drink a LOT of red wine, or grape juice daily. And that’s a lot of sugar and calories.
However, an herbal form of Grape Seed Extract is far more powerful and potent than the actual food, and without any sugar or calories. Take 400 mg at 95% extract.
Extra virgin olive oil and regular olives have lots of health benefits. Again, similar to the grapes, it’s the polyphenols in olives that work the blood pressure-lowering magic.
However, scientists have discovered that a primary benefit of olive oil is a compound called Oleuropein. These days, you can take this compound in the herbal form of Olive Leaf Extract at 20% Oleuropein.
It’s actually far more potent than olives or olive oil for promoting healthy blood pressure and it has NO calories. Take 400 mg at 20% Oleuropein extract
Celery is a very low-calorie vegetable. It’s simple food, with a complex chemical makeup.
One of the chemicals in celery is 3nB, which helps promote healthy blood pressure levels at 100 mg daily.
The problem is that to get that dose, you’d have to eat at least 530 stalks of celery. That’s nearly 50 lbs! Which we all know, nobody will do.
However, the good news is that you can simply take Celery Seed Extract and get all the blood pressure-supporting benefits, without having to eat 50 lbs of celery every day. Take 200 mg at 40% extract.
I really love the taste of pomegranates, even though it’s not very popular or available in the US.
One of the greatest benefits of pomegranate is that it helps promote healthy blood pressure and also increases nitric oxide levels and thus, promotes healthy circulation.
The problem is that pomegranates are expensive and hard to find. The juice is just full of sugar and extra calories.
However, you can take pomegranate extract in a pill. 200 mg daily at 40% extract, which is the equivalent of 6 large pomegranates.
There’s a substance in tomatoes, especially the seeds, that has many health benefits, especially for blood pressure and it’s called Lycopene.
Alternatively, you can simply take the pill form of lycopene at 5% extract. All you need is 30 mg
Berries have lots of health benefits. Black and blueberries especially. One specific berry, called Hawthorn, is especially important for promoting healthy blood pressure levels.
The only real problem with Hawthorn berries is that they are hard to find and when you do, they are super expensive. If you can get them and can afford them, have them daily.
Otherwise, you can get all the benefits by taking Hawthorn berry extract at 400 mg daily.
As much as I love eating the foods I mentioned today, it can get expensive to eat them. Not to mention all the extra calories.
This is why I also mentioned the herbal extract alternatives because if you’re like me, you want to save time and money.
The only problem here is having to buy all of these herbs separately, at the correct dose and extract. This is the same problem I ran into with my parents and their high blood pressure.
The good news is that there is an all-in-one formula that has all of these 6 key herbal food extracts in ONE convenient pill.
It’s called Blood Pressure Optimizer. It’s what my parents and I have been taking for over 18+ years.
It works so well that it comes with a one-year guarantee.
So if you want something natural, proven, easy, and convenient, give Blood Pressure Optimizer a try and let me know how it works for you.