A research study conducted by Professor Amrita Ahluwalia and her colleagues emphasizes the potential effectiveness of a natural and low-cost approach for treating cardiovascular disease. This condition that kills over 110,000 people in England yearly can be controlled by nitrate, which is similar to the cardio-protective effects of a vegetable-rich diet.
Consequently, over 25% of the world's adult population is hypertensive; ultimately this figure will increase 29% by 2025. More so, the disease causes approximately 50% of the coronary heart diseases and 75% of strokes.
A study conducted by researchers at Barts and the London School of Medicine revealed that drinking 500ml of beetroot juice has the significant ability to reduce elevated blood pressure . Recently published online in the American Heart Association Journal, Hypertension, the study indicates that beetroot juice is a prominent treatment for cardiovascular disease...
High blood pressure is a very common problem in America, with one in three adults having the condition. In addition to this, it’s reported that 28% of people don't even realise they have high blood pressure.
Uncontrolled blood pressure can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, as well as kidney and eye damage, and therefore isn’t something to ignore.
However, the good news is that changes to your diet and lifestyle are very effective in treating this condition easily and simply.
#1 Reduce sodium intake
Current recommendations encourage eating less than 2.4 grams (2,400 milligrams) of sodium a day. This is the same as 6 grams (about 1 teaspoon) of table salt per day.
Eating a diet lower in sodium may help prevent blood pressure from rising further, and can also help blood pressure medicines to work more effectively.
How to reduce sodium in your diet:
Eat whole fresh foods as much as possible.
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Do you remember the story that came out a few years back, about mixing grapefruit juice and certain medications and how it was a big no-no? According to the University of Florida, Center for Food-Drug Interaction Research and Education : "Grapefruit juice appeared on the food-drug interaction radar in the late 1980s when scientists discovered that it contains natural substances that can affect the way certain prescription medications are broken down (metabolized) by an enzyme, known as CYP3A4. If a person drinks grapefruit juice and takes one of these drugs orally, more of the drug may enter the bloodstream than would have under normal circumstances. This means that grapefruit juice has the potential to enhance the absorption of these certain prescription drugs." So grapefruit juice and certain medications can interact and become toxic.
Hmmm, an excellent reminder for even those of us who are not taking these medications. All food is chemical and interacts chemically with...
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