High blood pressure and high cholesterol can be extremely detrimental to the health of the arteries, heart and brain.
They are the culprits behind most heart attacks and strokes. They can produce symptoms such as sweating, dizziness, tiredness, and forgetfulness, but they may begin damaging the body without any noticeable symptoms at all.
While modern medicine presents a constant barrage of new drugs to keep high blood pressure and cholesterol within normal limits, some natural home remedies can also provide aid in this process.
Control High Blood Pressure with Few Lifestyle Changes
People who have been diagnosed with hypertension and high cholesterol should first make some lifestyle changes.
Water consumption should be increased to at least eight glasses a day.
Fat should be cut from the diet, and alcohol consumption severely limited.
Smokers should also seek to break this habit, which only narrows arteries even more.
High blood pressure is also influenced by excess weight, so dropping a few pounds can have a beneficial effect. While working on more healthy daily habits, one should also consider some of these natural remedies:
Natural Remedies for Controlling Cholesterol Levels
- Drink warm cinnamon water made from ten sticks of cinnamon boiled in four cups of water and sweetened with a tablespoon of honey.
- Boil a piece of raw garlic in a cup full of skim milk. Cool and drink daily.
- Mix a quarter cup of cider vinegar with a half cup of apple juice and drink every day.
- Add raw onions to salads or onion juice to recipes.
- Eat one-fourth cup of almonds or walnuts every day.
- Begin the day with old fashioned oats and include them in recipes whenever possible.
- Use sunflower seed oil or olive oil rather than other types of fat.
As you incorporate some of these natural remedies into your daily routine, monitor your blood pressure and cholesterol levels to note the effect of the treatment. If no progress is seen, try some of these remedies:
- Add several servings of berries to the diet for their fibrous seeds.
- Chew sweet neem whenever possible to lower cholesterol.
- Steep two to four tablespoons of coriander seeds in sixteen ounces of boiling water; strain and drink morning, noon, and night.
- Eat eight ounces of probiotic yogurt daily for a month.
- Eat wild salmon three times a week for the Omega 3 Fatty Acids.
- Use sugar cane extract as a flavoring and sweetner.
- Add a tablespoon of ground flax seed to the morning meal.
- Combine aloe vera juice with morning grape juice to reduce arterial inflammation.
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