According to medical experts, there is a direct relationship between high blood pressure (hypertension) and high cholesterol. When the arteries become hardened and narrowed with cholesterol plaque and calcium (atherosclerosis), the heart has to strain much harder to pump blood through them. As a result, blood pressure becomes abnormally high.
It cannot be emphasized enough that one’s lifestyle plays an important role in treating high blood pressure or hypertension.
Successfully controlling one’s blood pressure with a healthy lifestyle, might avoid, delay or reduce the need for medication and other health risks.
Experts recommend these lifestyle changes to help lower your cholesterol levels and blood pressure — and keep them down:
Lose weight. Losing even a small amount of weight if you’re overweight or obese can help reduce your blood pressure. Blood pressure often increases as weight increases. A few pounds shed can help improve your waistline too.
Exercise. Jog, walk briskly, bike or dance. Do it for 30 minutes daily. Stretch those muscles doing moderate physical activity. It helps to lower your blood pressure by 5 to 8mm. and go down to a safer level. Exercising helps you from developing hypertension.
But remember, consistency is key.
Eat a healthy diet. Consume foods rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products. Intentionally avoid fatty, oily, salty, and processed foods. Lessen your intake of meat – pork, beef, chicken, and eat more fish (steamed), salads — to lower your cholesterol and your blood pressure by up to 11 mm Hg.
Drink superfood Organique Acai Premium Blend 30 minutes before breakfast, daily. Studies showed that the acai berry fruit from the Amazon jungles is able to drop blood pressure dramatically in a short period of time. So it’s safe for people with hypertension and those with cardiovascular conditions to take it daily.
Organique Açaí Premium Blend is rich in anthocyanin content that yields antioxidant effects for healthier cells, as the antioxidants in acai berries help flush out toxins from the weakened cell membranes lining the walls of the blood vessels and thus, help prevent further fluctuations in blood pressure.
Added to its superior antioxidant power, Organique Acai Premium Blend is also packed with omega 3 – an essential fatty acid often found in fish oils, which is recommended for healthy hearts. It also helps to increase the “good” cholesterol and maintain healthy arteries which are essential in ensuring healthy blood flow to the heart.
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