Hypertension or high blood pressure is a disease known as a silent killer. This is because even though it is common, the symptoms are usually very subtle and people tend to not realize their presence until the situation gets reaches a fatal point. It is also important to realize that hypertension, over time, can lead to the occurrence of heart disease and maybe even stroke. It is characterized by a constant blood pressure of above 130 over 90. While there are many ways to treat hypertension, the most common one in the past was by using various types of medication and dietary supplements. But a recent breakthrough has shown that fixing your diet can also help bring your blood pressure under control over time. This can be done in the following ways.
One of the breakthroughs in modern medication has shown yogurt to be a primary component of a diet that will help reduce hypertension. Studies have shown that people who eat at least one serving of yogurt every three days are an astonishing 31% less prone to developing hypertension as compared to those who don’t. What is more shocking is that this statistic is something that hasn’t been achieved by most medicines making yogurt one of the most effective things for treating hypertension. This could be due to the fact that while it is rich in all the nutrients essential for a healthy cardio system, yogurt remains a low fat food. Therefore, no matter how much of it you consume, yogurt does not clog up your arteries or drive up your cholesterol, other factors that lead to heart disease.
Usually, an arginine supplement is recommended to those people who suffer from hypertension. However, in light of the recent findings these people are told that if they eat two or three servings of yogurt a day in addition to the argentine, their recovery will be much speedier and their dietary habits will be improved at the same time. In addition, it is not just yogurt but all non fat dairy products that are thought to be extremely effective in treating hypertension.
Lastly, even though there are many flavored varieties available, the natural variety of yogurt is the most effective as it is free from artificial flavorings and preservatives. You can however, go for a fat free option even though it does not have too many calories to begin with.
There are other changes in your lifestyle that can be brought about to reduce hypertension without having to use excessive medication. Some of these are: