Saturday, September 24, 2011

Blood Pressure Tips

"Listening to enjoyable music lowers blood pressure in middle-aged
people. Singing along or stretching to the tunes are options.

Eating whole grain cereal on most days of the week can lower the
odds of elevated blood pressure by up to 25 percent. Eating more
fiber-rich foods reduces blood pressure, cholesterol, and body weight.

Increasing the amount of potassium in your diet also helps to combat
hypertension. These are some good sources:
1 medium banana contains 422 mg potassium and 108 calories.
11-14 fl oz of coconut water contains approximately 560-670 mg
potassium and 60 calories.

People who are more physically active are less likely to have high blood
pressure, even if they eat a high-salt diet."

-Prevention Magazine, October 2011