Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally: Step 8
This page is a companion to Step 8 of our book – Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally – The Complete 9 Step Guide – out now for just $27 (£17)
Sugar and Spice
Herbs for lower blood pressure:
This is an extract of black pepper, which is reputed to improve your absorption of other nutrients, and is often taken with turmeric / curcumin to enable it to be absorbed.
Ceylon cinnamon is regarded as the most nutritious type of cinnamon for good health (including lower blood pressure):
Indus Organics Ceylon Cinnamon – Amazon.com (recommended by mailing list member)
Turmeric has various benefits which may in turn help regulate blood pressure. Since there’s only so much turmeric you can add to your food, some nutritionists suggest taking turmeric supplements. Here’s a link to buy a good turmeric extract online:
A few articles on how addictive habitually eating sugar can be:
The medical establishment is a bit dubious about whether some people are ‘sugar-sensitive’, but here are a few articles about it.
If you’re in any doubt how much sugar is ‘hidden’ in foods you wouldn’t expect, read these:
US Government – Added Sugars (with a list of different kinds of added sugars)
Rodale News – Cutting down on sugar and sugar content of common foods
If you’ve got kids, you might be surprised how much sugar is in some kid’s foods, even ones that are marketed as healthy:
A thought-provoking article on the negative effects of added fructose:
A good article about the benefits of reducing your carbohydrates:
Detailed explanation of carbohydrates, their effects in the body, and the benefits of natural sources of carbohydrates rather than processed food:
Avoid hidden sugars
You can make your own barbecue sauces with less sugar then many of the ones you can buy. Try fruit-based barbecue sauces – the fruit replaces some of the refined sugar, and you can reduce any other sugar in the recipe, and replace it with honey, maple syrup or blackstrap molasses.
There are many natural sweeteners you can use to replace sugar in recipes or in your drinks. Honey and maple syrup are widely available. However, here are links to buy a few others.
Wholesome Sweeteners – Organic Molasses (recommended by mailing list member, who promises it tastes good…)
Coconut secret – coconut nectar (recommended by a mailing list member)
Chocolate / Cocoa
Raw chocolate and raw cacao products are the best way to get the full benefits of dark chocolate – and they taste really good. More company’s are getting into raw cacao products:
If there are other websites, resources or products you’ve found useful and you think would be useful to others, please email them to us and we’ll include them:
NOTE: We’ve supplied Amazon links to those products that may be a little trickier to find, as Amazon is popular and convenient to use. However, Amazon aren’t known to be the most ethical company (we do not endorse them ourselves) so we recommend buying your healthy products in your local shops if you can!