Articles in the Natural Blood Pressure News Category
Most mothers choose to breastfeed for the health of their baby, but new research shows that there could be health benefits for the mother as well.
Using information from over 56,000 mothers collected from the Nurses’ Health Study II, researchers discovered a correlation between mothers who breastfed, and the duration for which they did so, with a reduction in their risk for high blood pressure. They found that mothers who breastfed their first born exclusively for six months were 22% less likely to develop high blood pressure then those who did …
Could the simple potato have the power to lower blood pressure?
Potatoes have developed an unfair reputation of being high-starch and full of empty calories, but that is not the case. In reality an average sized potato (approximately 5.3 oz) including its skin only has 110 calories, no fat and contains 45% of the recommend vitamin C needed daily, as well as 620 mg of potassium comparable to bananas, trace amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, folate, magnesium, phosphorous, iron and zinc. They also have high levels of antioxidants. And new research has …
The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) was developed by the National Institutes of Health as a way to lower blood pressure naturally. This highly effective diet for blood pressure was recently ranked #1 in a US News & World Report Study as the Best Overall Diet out of 20 well known diets based on parameters such as short- and long-term weight loss, ease of compliance, safety, and nutrition.
Adequate sleep has been shown as crucial to keeping healthy blood pressure naturally, but with our hectic lives getting a solid 8 hours a night can be difficult. The good news it there is promising research into the field of natural ways to help ensure we get our sleep.