Is Garlic Good For Blood Pressure?
Garlic is definitely good for blood pressure or hypertension.
This is because it protects the lining of the arteries, relaxes the blood vessels, and thins the blood so it can flow more easily, with less risk of clotting.
Garlic is also good for blood pressure in other ways. It can help lower ‘bad’ cholesterol levels and reduce chronic inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation is increasingly being linked to a variety of health problems such as diabetes and obesity as well as hypertension.
Studies show eating garlic or taking garlic supplements can lower blood pressure by 7- 8%. Garlic has also been used in various medicine systems through the ages as it has many other health benefits too. It’s antiseptic and strengthens the immune system and helps with preventing and recovering from colds. It appears that it can even protect against some cancers.
So, is garlic good for blood pressure? Yes.
Eat garlic every day if you can. Aim to use at least a couple of cloves a day. Try chopping it up finely and putting into salad dressings (with apple cider vinegar, olive oil and herbs). As well as being most tasty, you get the most benefit from using it raw.
You can use lots of garlic in raw salsas too – mix it in with lots of chopped onions, tomatoes, chillies, lime juice (all also good for blood pressure), and a lot of fresh coriander/cilantro.
Plus, use it in as much of your cooking as you can too! It works in almost every type of food. If you like roasts, put in a few whole garlic cloves. They become deliciously soft and rich and tasty.
Yes, garlic is smelly, but as long as those close to you eat plenty too, you’ll never notice each other’s garlic breath! Seriously though, the smell is part of the benefit. Or rather, the sulphuric compounds which cause the smell are. For a while, all the health benefits of garlic were put down to a substance called ‘allicin’. However, now it’s recognised that the smelly sulphuric compounds also contribute to garlic’s beneficial effects.
What if I don’t like garlic?
If you don’t like garlic, you can still get its benefits by taking garlic supplements. You need to take good quality ones, mind you. The Kyolic brand of garlic supplements are the kind used in several scientific studies about the health benefits of garlic, so they’re a good bet. They’re also odourless, due to the garlic they contain having been aged for a year.
The Kyolic formula also contains nattokinase – an enzyme from fermented soybeans which initial studies have shown may help lower blood pressure. It also contains suntheanine – an amino acid which is supposed to have relaxing effects.
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Lower your blood pressure naturally (the easy way)
Eating (more) garlic can help reduce hypertension but there’s a lot more you can do to easily lower your blood pressure. In addition to garlic there is actually a large range of affordable natural ingredients that lower blood pressure. Many of these herbs, berries, fruits, grains and vegetables are available in local stores.
Of course there are other factors beyond diet (like fitness and stress) that affects your blood pressure. So the best way to lower your blood pressure without drugs is to apply broader approach – covering all causes and cures with natural home-based remedies.
These progressive steps are based on the principle that positive incremental change is always best in health matters.
Each chapter will take you further along the road of greater vigour and peace of mind (and a healthy blood pressure).
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P.S. This guide shows you how to lower your blood pressure permanently and naturally without side-effects or complications.
Follow each step to get your blood pressure back in balance.
Choose between a wide range of delicious foods that reduce your blood pressure. Include a number of mental and physical exercises in your schedule for both relaxation and invigoration.
Following this guide will reduce, and in time, eliminate your need for blood pressure lowering medications.
This is a guide for good healthy living and will be beneficial for all – even if you don’t currently suffer from high blood pressure.
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