The “Sweet” Solution to Lowering Your Blood Pressure!
It’s Thanksgiving. And while we’ve been living in some strange times, I hope you’re able to safely spend some time with your loved ones.
Incredibly enough, we’re cruising right into the holiday season. And while it’s a time of joy, thankfulness and family, many people also feel something else…
Stress. While we may not like to admit it, the stress and pressure of this season can send your blood pressure skyward.
But before you go taking your mainstream doc’s advice and start popping some pill with side effects that will just wreak havoc on your health, keep reading.
Because there’s a much tastier, safer, and NATURAL way to lower your blood pressure!
A recent research study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, found an inverse relationship between dietary flavanols and lower blood pressure.
Let me put that in plain English.
An inverse relationship is where more of something produces less of something else: meaning, the more dietary flavanols you eat, the lower your blood pressure goes!
So, what are dietary flavanols?
Dietary flavanols are a major class of bioactive phytonutrients. Flavanols are found in fruits (especially apples, pears, and berries) but also chocolate, red wine, and leafy greens. (So, make sure you dole out and load up on the cranberries this holiday season!)
Green tea is another excellent source.
The researchers found that participants with the highest 10 percent intake of flavanols had lower blood pressure than people who didn’t eat many flavanols at all.
The researchers aren’t certain, but they believe that flavanols can affect your immune function and inflammation, plus they help with remodeling your vascular structures (like your heart).
To get your daily supply of flavanols, try the following:
- Try eating a Mediterranean diet (which is rich in fruits and vegetable).
- Consider a smoothie using a lot of berries.
- Swap out your coffee for green tea.
Besides flavanols, there are a few select nutrients that make a huge difference to your heart’s health.
- Fish Oil: Studies have shown that Omega-3 fatty acids (found in fish oil) can reduce heart disease by up to 52%. Fish oils work by reducing inflammation and softening up arteries so that they stay flexible. I suggest you take between 1,000 and 3,000 milligrams a day.
- CoQ10 (CoenzymeQ10): This antioxidant/enzyme is found throughout our bodies and is used for energy production. Since our heart is one of the most energy-hungry organs in our bodies, it needs CoQ10. But CoQ10 goes beyond that, it is also a powerful antioxidant that works both inside and outside the cells. CoQ10 has been shown to lower inflammation, reduce blood clots, and help prevent skipped beats (like arrhythmias or atrial fibrillation).
- Vitamin C: Remember that we are one of a few mammals that cannot produce their own vitamin C. If you don’t supplement, you don’t get enough of this vitamin, so add it to your list.
- Antioxidants: There are many antioxidants to choose from like vitamins A, C, E, and others, but I prefer the plant phytonutrients such as carotenoids, polyphenols and flavonoids for great antioxidant protection.
P.S. Before you go… click here and find out how to naturally lower your blood pressure FAST. It’s drug-free, safe and EASY!
Written By Dr. Scott Olson
Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.
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