Month: June 2016

17 Foods To Lower High Blood Pressure

Salt is linked with high blood pressure. Reduce salt intake and you should be fine.

Minerals like potassium, calcium and magnesium also help to lower blood pressure. Therefore, people with high blood pressure are advised to eat below listed fruits.

Eat these 17 foods rich in potassium, calcium and magnesium.

1.Beet Juice:

When Beet is eaten raw, it converts into Nitric Oxide (NO). This relaxes and softens your arteries. Therefore, after drinking beet juice, you can notice a pressure drop of 4 to 10 mm of Hg.

2.Extra-Virgin Olive Oil:

A study was conducted to compare the benefits of olive oil. 23 participants were included. It was found that extra virgin olive oil reduced blood pressure by 48%.

3.Berries:

Berries contain flavonoids. And a study concluded that flavonoids prevent high blood pressure and possibly reduces it. Of all Berries, blueberries have highest content of flavonoids.

4.Potatoes:

Potatoes are rich in potassium and magnesium. Both are essential to reduce blood pressure. They also contain fiber, necessary for your diet.

5.White Beans:

A cup of white beans contain 13% calcium, 30% magnesium and 24% potassium of daily requirement. All of which is require to lower blood pressure.

6.Avocado:

An Avocado contains 2% calcium, 10% magnesium and 20% potassium of daily requirement. They are also rich in healthy fats. Try integrating them in your diet daily.

7.Broccoli:

Broccoli is rich is magnesium and also contains potassium and calcium. It is also known to fight cancer.

8.Bananas:

Bananas are rich in potassium. They also make a healthy snack. Whenever you feel hungry grab one.

9.Kale:

Kale is usually known as superfood because it is an anti-oxidant. It contains 9% calcium, 6% magnesium and 9% potassium of your every day requirement.

10.Green Tea:

Again green tea is a powerful anti-oxidant. Catechin, a type of polyphenol in green tea has shown to  improve blood pressure and blood flow.

11.Turmeric:

The main ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. A study was conducted in which 500 mg of turmeric was supplemented thrice per day. In the end, subjects had blood pressure reduced drastically. Turmeric is a great spice. Add them in your curry everyday.

12.Almonds and Cashews:

These nuts are rich in magnesium. Take a handful of them every day for optimal health.

13.Skim Milk:

Skim Milk is an excellent source of calcium. Drink morning and evening. They are also low in fat. Two reasons to replace your regular milk.

14.Oatmeal:

It is high in fiber and low in sodium and fat. Oatmeal makes the best breakfast. Eat them daily. Do not add sugar instead add berries to sweeten.

15.Kiwi fruit:

Kiwi fruit is available throughout the year. It contains all three minerals (calcium, potassium and magnesium). It is also rich in vitamin C.

16.Quinoa:

Half cup of cooked quinoa contains 15% of daily recommended magnesium. It is rich in protein and gluten free.

17.Garlic:

Eat two cloves of garlic daily to reduce blood pressure.  A study found that results from eating garlic were similar to prescribed medication.

What is your blood pressure? And what steps have you taken to reduce it? And which of the above step are you going to follow?

Sources:

http://www.prevention.com/food/13-power-foods-that-lower-blood-pressure-naturally/slide/11

http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/foods-good-for-high-blood-pressure

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/11-foods-scientifically-proven-to-lower-your-blood-pressure.html

Must Read for All – It Will Save Your Life

We won’t discuss heart attack cause.

We won’t advice you to take or avoid medication.

And we certainly won’t ask you to buy anything.

But this one tip will save your life

‘Avoid all processed foods.’

Our bodies are not meant to handle anything processed.

Ice-creams are marketed as healthy because they contain milk. But they are processed and fats like trans fat are created which our body cannot handle.

Cakes seem harmless but they too contain trans fat.

Oils seem natural and pure but hit a search on how oils are processed. You will be blown away.

Meats are good only if they are grass fed.

What is The Relation of All These to Heart Attack?

There IS A RELATION not only with Heart Attack but with all diseases.

The moment modern (processed) foods came into our lifestyles these diseases became household names. Yes, there were cases of Heart Disease before industrialization but not so much as it is today.

If Cholesterol is the Culprit then why isn’t Heart Disease numbers reduced? Why are there more and more people succumbing to heart attacks?

We are not against the cholesterol theory, nor do we support it.

All We want to say is ‘avoid processed foods’.

Avoid any food that comes canned or packaged. Eat fresh veggies and grass fed animals. As far as possible, don’t use too much oil (yes, even olive oil). And avoid fried foods.

If you are a heart patient then follow this guideline for a week and notice the difference. Continue with your medication and all the advice your doctor gave. But ensure to eat organic.

Food from nature —-> Industry Process ——> Humans —– DON’T EAT

Food from nature —-> Humans ——- SAFE TO EAT

Note: We are not going to argue with people as to which is right or wrong. If you need proof, go 100% organic for a week and see the difference for yourself.

Try going organic for a week and let us know your experience.

Silent Heart Attack – Symptoms, Causes & Dangers

A Silent Heart Attack has almost no symptoms. Chances are you already had a Silent Heart Attack and you didn’t know. Maybe that’s why it is called Silent and Dangerous.

What are the Symptoms of Silent Heart Attack?

Though it has no symptoms, people experience

  • nausea
  • flu or cold symptoms
  • and general fatigue

There is no agonizing chest pain. You won’t feel breathing difficulty.

Since, silent heart attack symptoms passes after rest, most people fail to notice it.

What are the Causes of Silent Heart Attack?

Causes are similar to usual heart attacks. They are:

  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • High BP
  • Diabetes
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Inactive/sedentary lifestyle

What are the Dangers of Silent Heart Attack?

According to Wake Forest School of Medicine, Silent Heart Attacks are thrice deadlier than normal heart attacks. The reason is obvious as people do not opt for medical treatment as they are unaware.

What to do During Silent Heart Attack?

Call 911 or your local medical helpline. Tell them you might have an episode of Silent Heart Attack. Generally, cardiologists will try ruling out any cause of Silent heart attack. But insist to get checked up immediately. If possible, get your family member(s) or friends(s) to vouch for you.

Note: Silent Heart Attacks are more common than you think and deadly. Seek medical help even if you doubt something is wrong or you feel generally unwell of late.

5 Heart Rate Myths You Think Are True

Here are 5 Myths about Heart Rate which you think are true.

Erratic Heart Rate Indicates Heart Attack

An Erratic heart beat is called palpitations. You will feel like your heart is fluttering or pounding. Though it is common during an episode of heart attack, often it’s not. However, if you have breathing difficulty along with palpitations, then its most likely heart attack.

Here are the things that cause palpitations:

  1. Exercise
  2. Stress
  3. Caffeine
  4. Alcohol
  5. Smoking
  6. Some Medications
  7. Supplements
  8. Thyroid Disorder

Normal Pulse Indicates Normal Blood Pressure

There is no relation between pulse and pressure. A person with normal pulse can have high blood pressure. On, the other hand, someone with normal blood pressure can have abnormal pulse.

Faster Pulse Indicates You Are Stressed

Sometimes, yes but not always. When you exercise or are excited your heart beat shoots up. Even when you stand, after sitting, your pulse increases for the next 20 seconds.

The weather can affect your pulse. For instances, high temperature or high humidity cause heart to beat faster.

Thyroid medications may also increase your pulse.

60-100 Heart Pulse and 120/80 Blood Pressure is Normal

These are standard measurements. They do not indicate your levels. Every person is different. To get your standard levels you need to regularly check up with your doctor. If the numbers are abnormal and you are feeling good, its not a cause to worry.

Note: Take regular readings over a  period of time to see what’s your normal levels.

Low Pulse Suggests Weak Heart

If you are fit and healthy, a resting hear rate of 40 is not a concern. However, if you don’t exercise and feel weak with a heart rate of <50 then you need medical help.

A fit heart will pump efficiently. Therefore, it needs less pumping action. But a weak heart is unable to pump properly, hence the low heart rate.

It really depends on how you feel.

What do you think? Were you able to relate with any Myth(s)?

How To Spot A Heart Attack Weeks and Weeks Before It Happens

 

spot heart attack

This is probably the most important article you will ever read. There are several signs of heart attack. Sadly, these signs appear right over the brink of having a heart attack. In this post, however, you will learn how to spot a heart attack weeks and weeks before it actually happens.

You will feel tired and drowsy:

As your arteries gets clogged, less blood passes in and out of your heart. To compensate, the heart works harder. This in turn leaves you tired and fatigue all day. You will start hitting the bed more than usual.

You will be out of breath all the time (if not most of the time):

The arteries are now partially blocked. Therefore, less blood is supplied to the organs than usual. Obviously, your lungs don’t get much oxygen since it gets less blood. And any activity will make you breathless.

You will become Weak:

As mentioned above, blood circulation to all organs lessens. When this happens, muscles and organs and deprived of oxygen. They all function poorly making you weak and fragile.

You will experience dizziness:

When blood flow is restricted to your organs you become. What happens when blood flow is restricted to your brain? Yes, that’s right. You will experience episodes of dizziness. When this happens it is time to take this issue seriously. Talk with your GP and find its real cause.

Tightness of Chest:

Finally, the onset of Heart Attack is heaviness of chest. You will experience chest pain. This pain will pass and return often. It feels as if someone is pressuring your chest or a heavy object has been placed.

Flu or Cold Symptoms:

Most heart attack patients have described that they felt like flu or cold symptoms few days before having a heart attack.

For a complete list of heart attack signs click here.