Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally: Step 8

Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally - The Complete 9 Step Guide

This webpage is a companion to Step 8 of our book:
Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally – The Complete 9 Step Guide

Step 8 discusses the nefarious effects of sugar on blood pressure and the many ways in which sugar is added to foods, often without us realising. Step 8 shows you how to avoid hidden sugars and eat well, while still having sweet treats. Find the natural sweetness in life!
Click here for more information on the book: Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

 

Sugar and Spice: Less sugar for lower blood pressure

Nice’n’Spicy

Herbs for lower blood pressure:

Bioperine

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.

Bioperine

Bioperine – Amazon.com

Cinnamon

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

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:

Turmeric extract – Health Trader

 

Sugar

For those of you on this webpage who haven’t bought the guide, here’s a wee introduction to the issues with sugar and blood pressure (with a few tips on how to get less sugar for lower blood pressure):
Sugar and high blood pressure

Sugar Addiction

A few articles on how addictive habitually eating sugar can be:

Psychology Today – Sugar Addiction

Mercola.com – Sugar More Addictive Than Cocaine

Sugar sensitivity

The medical establishment is a bit dubious about whether some people are ‘sugar-sensitive’, but here are a few articles about it.

Food Intolerance Institute of Australia – Sugar Sensitivity

Radiant Recovery – Sugar Sensitivity website

 

Hidden Sugar

If you’re in any doubt how much sugar is ‘hidden’ in foods you wouldn’t expect, read these:

Web MD – Sugar Shockers

US Government – Added Sugars (with a list of different kinds of added sugars)

A thought-provoking article on the negative effects of added fructose:

Mercola.com – Problems with ‘deadly’ fructose

A good article about the benefits of reducing your carbohydrates:

Mercola.com – Reduce Grains and Sugar to Lose Weight and Improve Health

Detailed explanation of carbohydrates, their effects in the body, and the benefits of natural sources of carbohydrates rather than processed food:

Medical News Today – What are carbohydrates?

 

Avoid hidden sugars

Barbecue sauces

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.

Barbecue sauce recipes

 

Natural Sweeteners

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.

Blackstrap molasses

You can get this at most health food shops.

Wholesome Sweeteners – Organic Molasses (recommended by mailing list member, who promises it tastes good…)

Wholesome Sweeteners – Organic Molasses – Amazon.om

Coconut nectar

Coconut secret – coconut nectar (recommended by a mailing list member)

Stevia

Powdered Stevia – Amazon.com

Stevia extract – Amazon.com

 

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:

Righteously Raw Chocolate (US)

The Raw Chocolate Company (UK)

Raw chocolate on Amazon.com

 

Send us your ideas and suggestions

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: simon [at] highbloodpressurebegone.com

 

less sugar for lower blood pressure - read our guideNOTE: This page is designed to be a companion page to Step 8 of our guide, ‘Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally’. As such, it only contains supplementary resources rather than being a full discussion of sugar and high blood pressure and what to do about it.
For more information on how to eat (and drink) less sugar for lower blood pressure, you can further browse this website or, of course, buy the guide..!
Click here for details: Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally – The Complete 9 Step Guide

 

ANOTHER 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!

 

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