We look at 8 secret foods that help lower blood pressure!
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We’re about to reveal 8 GREEN foods that have the power to massively improve your heart health.
1) Limes are a great source of other heart-healthy nutrients, including vitamin K, magnesium and potassium. Potassium has been documented to improve blood circulation and lower blood pressure.
2) Studies show that the substances FUCOXANTHIN and ALGINATE, found in certain varieties of seaweed, can improve blood sugar levels and help prevent glucose spikes.
3) Celery is full of folate, beta carotene, and vitamins B6, C and K. In fact, one serving of celery contains almost 25% of your daily vitamin K needs. This and other antioxidants within celery can help protect blood vessels from oxidative damage and inflammation.
4) Spinach is known for its wide range of beneficial nutrients. But when it comes to your heart health, its greatest asset may be its high levels of potassium. Potassium is helpful in ridding the body of excess sodium from the kidneys. And increasing your potassium levels can help to relax the blood vessels, thus reducing your risk of high blood pressure.
5) Thyme is positively packed with heart-healthy, diabetes-fighting nutrients, including the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, plus calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, selenium, and potassium. As already mentioned, potassium can play an important role in better controlling heart rate and blood pressure.
6) A medium-sized raw artichoke contains about 14% of the recommended daily intake for potassium, along with 24% of the R.D.I. for vitamin K, and 25% of the R.D.I. for vitamin C!
7) A recent Japanese study involving over 76,000 adults concluded that those who drank at least 1 cup of Oolong tea per day reduced their risk of heart disease by 61%!
8) Parsley contains beta carotene, calcium, folate, lutein, magnesium, potassium, plus vitamins A, C, and K. In fact, just half a cup of fresh parsley supplies 53% of the recommended daily intake for vitamin C, 108% of the R.D.I. for vitamin A, and a staggering 547% of the R.D.I. for vitamin K!