Key Ingredients to Help Optimise your Blood Pressure

May 26, 2016

We have featured a few blogs now on our page about essential minerals, nutrients and micronutrients to help keep the body healthy and well. The key theme is that mainly its the same key nutrients and foods that have great impacts on our well being. Bad blood pressure has been linked to a lot of diseases and can affect your heart and arteries, brain, eyes, kidneys and limbs.

 

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According to the American Heart association chances of high blood pressure causing you serious problems rises due to:

Physical in-activity

Poor Nutrition ——- we added that one 😉

Age

Overweight

Smoking

Diabetes

High Cholesterol

 

Nutrition is vital as well as physical activity and sleep when trying to obtain maximum health. Essential minerals that will help with your blood pressure are>

 

Magnesium:

Magnesium is needed by every organ in your body including the lungs and zinc keeps your immune system strong and can help you grow. Magnesium is found in nuts, dark leafy vegetables, and seeds. Magnesium is great for energy and helps you absorb calcium. Magnesium is essential for good health

Studies have shown that magnesium has several health benefits including:

Energy production

Help promote healthy bones

Aids the absorption of calcium

Regulates high blood pressure

Prevents cardio vascular disease

Help when your body is under stress

Magnesium controls electrical activity of the heart. It helps you sleep which is vital for health and will also lower your blood cholesterol.

Magnesium is found in nuts such as almonds, dark leafy vegetables, and seeds.

 

Potassium:

Potassium also helps blood pressure as it holds a positive electrical charge. This helps with contractions of the heart. Low levels of potassium also leads to cramp and bloating and nobody wants that.

Potassium can be found in- Potatoes, spinach, mushrooms, bananas and papaya.

 

Sodium:

The very popular pink salt.

Salt is an essential nutrient that the body needs to help absorb electrolytes, regulate fluid and water levels. Without salt we can become dehydrated, get muscle cramps and waste valuable nutrients. If you are exercising or the sun is out and you sweat more you will need more salt than a cold day where you have not broken a sweat. Sodium helps muscles contract and helps regulate blood pressure and volume. Monitoring when we have pink salt and the amount we have is important.

 

Pink Himalayan Salt

Contain 84 essential nutrients

85% of it is sodium chloride and 15% are trace minerals

Contain magnesium which is a vital nutrient

Himalayan salt promotes a healthy pH balance of the cells and regulates blood sugar levels. T

Pink salt assists in the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in your body

 

Omega 3 Fatty Acids:

Fish oil has many great benefits such as improving lung function, the respiratory system and inflammatory parameters. Omega 3s can also prevent the amount of mucus you create, help with the brain, the kidneys, the eyes, and the heart. A scientific study has shown after 8 months of supplementation of omega 3 fish oil has increased lung function and decrease inflammation. It has also been shown to help with depression, recovery and Alzheimer’s. Helps with inflammation in the blood vessels and the body.

Omega 3 is found in- Salmon, Hemp Oil, Fish, Avocados and avocado Oil

 

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