Natural Cures for Lowering Blood Pressure

Natural Cures for Lowering Blood Pressure

Research published in Science Daily this past February shows that Beet Juice (500 ml/day) may be able to reduce blood pressure nearly as much as prescription medications can. Another study published this past March in Hypertension showed that 2 cups of beet juice per day decreased blood pressure by as much as 10 points! It is assumed that this decrease in blood pressure is due to the changing of Nitrates in the juice to Nitric Oxide within the body, working to decrease blood pressure.

With more than 1/4 of Americans suffering from hypertension, simple and alternative solutions to decreasing blood pressure could prove to be a big help (but don’t stop taking your current medicines before checking with your doctor).

Other natural helps to decrease blood pressure include: pomegranates, Concord grapes, and dark chocolate (the kind with a high percent of cacao).