High Blood Pressure

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High Blood Pressure
• Eliminate saturated fats, shortening, margarine & refined vegetable oils.

• Eliminate all foods containing trans-fats.

• Reduce salt intake.

• Reduce consumption of refined sugars.

• Increase consumption of fibre.

• Avoid aspartame, red meats, diet foods, commercially prepared foods, or any foods containing MSG.

• Consume fresh raw vegetables & fruits in abundance.

• Beans & nuts are excellent sources of protein.

• Eat 1 apple or more every day for potassium & pectin which bind water in great quantities and eliminate it.

• Fresh asparagus in season is excellent for reducing high BP as it contains asperagin which stimulates kidney function.

• Other vegetables which are high in potassium and low in sodium are avocados, cabbage, potatoes, corn, lima beans, tomatoes, bananas, oranges, grapefruit, prunes, and raisins.

• Green leafy vegetables are a good source of calcium, the deficiency of which has been linked to high blood pressure.

• Drink 1 glass of pure water every 2 waking hours.

• Onions, garlic, and parsley have been shown to bring down blood pressure.

• Celery has also been shown to reduce blood pressure. Eat 4 stalks each day.

• Avoid overeating, even of good food for this leads to high blood pressure.

• Keep your weight down.

• Obtain adequate rest.

• Obtain adequate exercise daily.

• Manage stress levels.

• Do a 1 - 3 day juice fast every month. Drink a wide variety of juices to support your fast, including those made from apples, bok choy, carrots, onions, leafy greens, apricots, cranberries, cantaloupe, papayas, and red grapes....

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