Posted by Dr. Della Parker on August 8, 2019
If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you might not want to take medication to bring your numbers down. Luckily, there are natural ways to decrease blood pressure. If you successfully control your blood pressure with a healthy lifestyle, you might avoid, delay, or reduce the need for medication. Here are some natural lifestyle changes you can make to lower your blood pressure and keep it down.
One of the most unlikely natural products that have been discovered to reduce blood pressure naturally is celery juice. Consuming just one glass a day has been proven to help control blood pressure levels. The reason it works so well is that it is rich in the chemical compound 3-n-butylphthalide which helps reduce stress hormones and other factors that are known to cause high blood pressure.
Although the research is still new, promising studies show that drinking hibiscus tea over 2-6 weeks can lower blood pressure in people with mildly high blood pressure. There is also a study which shows that taking hibiscus extract by mouth for 4 weeks might be as effective as some blood pressure drugs in people moderate to high blood pressure. Either way, the fact remains that adding Hibiscus to your diet is not only a way to increase your overall health, but it is also a way to decrease your blood pressure naturally.
Over the last decade, doctors have begun prescribing meditation techniques to help prevent and reduce elevated blood pressure. Daily meditation can lower blood pressure and reduce dependency on medication. According to studies, relaxation techniques opens blood vessels by releasing nitric oxide, thus reducing stress. There are endless ways to practice meditation, the key is to find the right method for you and your lifestyle.
Swiss Water Decaf
Caffeine can cause an increase in your blood pressure, even if you don’t have high blood pressure. If you want to reduce your blood pressure naturally, you should start by reducing your caffeine intake. Part of the solution can be to switch to decaffeinated coffee and still enjoy freshly roasted coffee, without the caffeine, but all of the taste.
Coffee products that are made with Swiss Water go through a special process. The coffee beans are soaked in caffeine-free green coffee extract, extracting the caffeine from the bean while allowing the solution to retain the flavor and components of the coffee. The coffee extract is processed through activated charcoal to remove the caffeine, thus becoming caffeine-free again. The coffee that is produced is 99% caffeine-free without losing any flavor. This is a great way to reduce your blood pressure naturally without sacrificing flavor!
Swiss water decaf also decreases your exposure to methyl chloride and the other nasty chemicals that regular decaf coffee contain. This makes your liver happy! A happy liver means happy blood pressure.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, supportive family and friends can help naturally decrease your blood pressure. They may encourage you to take care of yourself, drive you to the doctor’s office or embark on an exercise program with you to keep your blood pressure low. All these things, combined with keeping stress levels low, might make it possible for you to keep your blood pressure low enough to stay away from medication.