One vitamin in particular is critical in regulating everything in the body, from the immune response to bone health.
And now a new study has revealed that it is essential to bring high blood pressure down.
Simply adding the proper supplementation can mean the difference in whether a person might be able to avoid blood pressure medications.
When trying to balance lifestyle choices for optimum health, there would often be conflicting advice for which foods and drinks are best and in what quantities.
A new study shows how a drink that was previously proven to lower blood pressure can actually raise it if you consume just a little bit too much (and with little bit, I mean something most people would consider moderate).
It is true that certain foods and drinks contain healthful benefits that lower blood pressure, but those same foods and drinks can raise it as well.
For instance, coffee has been shown to be beneficial when limited to less than 16 ounces per day. But consume more than that, and the caffeine can spike blood pressure for days after just one exposure.
We also hear a lot about red wine. It is true that red wine is packed with the powerful antioxidant resveratrol, which has been proven many times over to help eliminate free radicals that cause high blood pressure, inflammation, and other problems.
However, drink too much, and you have the opposite effect. Most people understand that binge drinking (getting drunk) is terrible for one’s health and can cause a cascading effect of trouble throughout the body.
However, a study done at the University of Western Australia in Perth recently found that the difference between just enough red wine and too much might be a thinner line that you might have previously thought.
Instead, what they found was that people who drank only 5-7 servings per week, or the equivalent of not more than 1 glass per day, had much lower blood pressure levels than those who drank 14-21 servings per week, or the equivalent of 2 to 3 glasses per day.
There was a noticeable difference in blood pressure readings between people who had one glass compared to 2. This is one of the first studies that clearly draws the line between “just right” and “too much,” defining it right down to the glass.
So, one glass of wine doesn’t hurt (and can even be good), but two is just too much.
Enjoying an occasional glass of wine with dinner isn’t generally going to be enough to lower chronic high blood pressure down to a normal rate, but there is a simple and effective way to do it without drugs.
Surprisingly, this leafy green is not often talked about when recommending healthy foods that cure diseases.
Not just that, it’s one of few foods that reliable studies have revealed to prevent or reverse several types of cancer. That includes stomach, colon, breast, prostate, and several other types of cancer.
If that wasn’t enough, it also regulates blood sugar levels (fantastic for those suffering type 2 diabetes), is essential for the digestive system, strengthens bones, and makes your hair and skin look young and beautiful.
But it’s a little tricky as to how to use it!
No wonder spinach was picked as the veggie of choice for cartoon character Popeye. Loaded with iron, it makes you strong and powerful.
But unlike the iron gained from meat, your body can very easily manage this type of iron and get rid of any excess. Therefore, it poses no risk of spiking blood pressure. To the contrary, repeated studies have proven that spinach lowers blood pressure.
Just one serving also provides enough vitamin K and A for the day. Other treasures spinach includes are magnesium, copper, calcium, zinc, Omega 3 fats, and vitamins B, E, and C.
You can, of course, enjoy raw spinach in salads. But it’s one of the few veggies that may be even more powerful when cooked.
You see, spinach has a high acidity level. When cooked, the acid is removed and what’s left is a sweeter tasting, pure power bomb.
How to prepare cooked spinach:
Fill up a big pot with water and bring to boil on high heat. Put a pack of raw spinach into the boiling water and let it boil uncovered for one minute. Drain the water and press lightly on the spinach to get as much water out as possible.
It’s ready. You can enjoy the spinach like this or add it to many other recipes.
Note that the water left is very acidic and therefore should be discarded and not used for other purposes.
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