How to Reduce High Blood Pressure Naturally

When it comes to matters of the heart, high blood pressure is one of the most preventable problems. That’s a good thing — because it’s serious. High blood pressure contributes to 15 percent of deaths in the United States. It also boosts the risks of the leading killers, heart disease and stroke. And it can lead to kidney damage, hardening of the arteries, congestive heart failure, as well as impaired vision and blindness.

While you can lower your blood pressure with some medications, there are also natural ways to lower it safely. Try these tips:

  • De-stress by taking a break from work and listening to relaxing music or meditating.
  • Fit in physical activity with some yoga, deep breathing or vigorous walk.
  • Reduce your sodium intake.
  • Limit your caffeine — water is usually the best choice.
  • Don’t smoke! Smoking is the No. 1 preventable cause of death.
  • Eat more bananas — potassium helps counters the impact of sodium.
  • Enjoy a healthy diet with plenty of protein, high-fiber foods and fruits and veggies.
  • Consider taking heart-health supplements like Vitamin D and Omega 3 Fish Oil.

Keep close tabs on your blood pressure and talk to your healthcare provider about more ways to keep it under control.

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