Juicing Recipes For High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is an increasing problem. It is estimated that 30
percent of Caucasian and 30 percent of Caucasian women have blood pressure higher than the
recommended levels that is 140/90 by the time they are 55 years old. Moreover, about 50 percent of
African American men and 40 percent of African American women of the same age are at a risk of
developing high blood pressure. Since, hypertension has very few recognizable symptoms, 50 percent
of people are not even aware that they have hypertension. If this condition is left untreated, it
can lead to heart disease. Hence, it is essential to check your blood pressure regularly and if
high blood pressure is observed, then to visit a doctor.
Juices for High Blood Pressure
Hypertension is a condition that can be kept under control
by making some lifestyle changes. Diet has a major role in regulating our blood pressure. This
is why doctors usually advise their hypertension patients to change their diet to one that is
low in saturated fats and sodium. In addition to this, they should consume plenty of fruit and
vegetable for lowering their blood pressure.Particularly, the juices of certain fruits and
vegetables are considered very effective in high blood pressure.
Some of those juices are:
Vegetable Juices: Vegetable juices make blood more alkaline and
help in removing cholesterol deposits on arteries that lead to the heart. According to researches
done at William Harvey Research Institute at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Peninsula
Medical School, drinking 500 ml of beet juice a day can lower blood pressure considerably. This is
because the nitrate in beet juice interacts with the saliva creating nitrite that lowers blood
pressure. Beet juice becomes effective within an hour in the body and the effects last up to 24
hours of ingestion.
Other vegetables are also very healthy. For instance, drinking 8 oz of carrot
juice, 4 oz each of celery and spinach juice and 2 oz of parsley juice daily will keep your blood
pressure in the normal range.
Lemon Juice: Lemons help controlling high blood pressure by
thinning the blood and assisting in the absorption of iron. Lemons are capable of doing this due to
the presence of vitamin C, which is an antioxidant. Lemon juice and their peels are also rich in
vitamin P, which absorbs vitamin C effectively and prevents fragility of capillaries. The best way
to use it is by drinking it in water and by adding it to salads and during cooking. As it is very
acidic in nature and can damage the teeth enamel, it is not recommended to drink pure lemon
Red Grapefruit Juice: If you are not taking high blood pressure
medicines like calcium channel blockers and statin, then it is safe for you to drink juice
extracted from one or two red grapefruits daily before meal. You will be surprised to see that they
work as well as any hypertension medication in controlling your blood pressure.
These are just some of the juices that you can consume daily for dealing with
your blood pressure problems. However, for maximum benefits from these fruits and vegetables, it is
necessary that they are organic or contain as little pesticides as possible. In this way you will
ensure that no toxins enter your body.