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Monday, August 17, 2009

Lower Risk of High Blood Pressure with Potassium

An adequate daily intake of potassium may be an important part of preventing high blood pressure. A potassium diet holds the power to regulate blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

Potassium is a relatively common mineral and can be found in many foods, and is especially easy to obtain in fruits and vegetables.

Excellent sources of potassium include sweet potatoes, orange juice, white beans, yogurt and banana.

Sweet potatoes are actually one of the top sources of potassium available. It also contains top nutrients such as Vitamin A and Beta Carotene.

Orange juice is known for its excellent contribution to your daily intake of Vitamin C, but is also a superb source of potassium. Probably the best part about orange juice is how easy it is to fit into a potassium diet.

Flaxseed lower blood pressure

The seeds and oil of the flax plant contain substances which promote good health.

Several studies indicate that flaxseed oil, as well as ground flaxseeds, can lower cholesterol, thereby significantly reducing the risk of heart disease. In addition, flaxseed oil can also be used to lower blood pressure. It has demonstrated useful anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties in a number of animal models and human diseases.

High blood pressure can be caused by hereditary factors, lifestyle choices and other compromising health problems. Diets with high fiber content and artery-cleaning attributes found in omega-3 fatty acids are helpful in keeping arteries flexible, thereby helping to maintain a smooth thoroughfare for the blood to pass through. Flaxseed oil may help protect against high blood pressure by inhibiting inflammatory reactions that cause artery-hardening plaque and poor circulation.