HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SYMPTOMS CAUSES DIET & TREATMENT

Dr.Armughan Riaz
M.B.B.S, Dip Card
Consultant Cardiologist

 

Celery and Hypertension | Does Celery Lower High Blood Pressure

Celery and Hypertension, Does Celery Lower High Blood Pressure, According to many researches, celery can help protect hypertensive patients from heart disease, strokes and kidney failure.

Celery and Hypertension | Does Celery Lower High Blood Pressure

Celery is not on most people’s list of favourite foods. However, for every one in three people in United States, who are suffering from hypertension or high blood pressure, celery can be a wondrous choice. According to many researches, celery can help protect hypertensive patients from heart disease, strokes and kidney failure.

Does Celery Lower High Blood Pressure?

Its curing power comes from a yellow crystalline chemical called apigenin. Studies have shown that apigenin is very effective in dilating blood vessels that become narrowed and lead to an elevated blood pressure. Furthermore, celery also contains another chemical know as 3nB that works at making blood vessels more elastic. This also contributes towards lowering blood pressure. 3nB has also bee linked to reducing vascular stress. Hence, celery helps the hypertension patients in three ways.

Another way in which celery can benefit people with high blood pressure is by maintaining a balance between sodium and potassium in their bodies. Most doctors prescribe diuretics to hypertensive patients to get rid of the excess fluid and sodium in the body. But what happens is that with the excess fluid, potassium amounts in the body are also flushed out. This harms the functioning of cells for which potassium is an essential mineral. Celery, which paradoxically is 90 percent water, acts as a diuretic and helps the body in getting rid of unneeded fluids by stimulating urine production with the combination of sodium and potassium. Even though celery is high in sodium, it is also high in potassium. It is one part sodium and three parts potassium. Hence, its benefits outweigh its harms and, therefore, safe to use as a natural diuretic

According to researchers at the University of Chicago, people who eat a quarter pound of celery every day for one week can have their blood pressure returned to normal.

The next time hypertension patients are served with celery they should not make bad faces and remember its advantages for their blood pressure.

 



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