Why is potassium-rich food help in bringing down blood pressure? The body needs this vital mineral in balance with other nutrients to regulate your blood pressure. Sometimes our diet is lacking in it, but usually, this occurs if our diet consists of too much fast food, or we are already taking potassium wasting diuretics which flush out the potassium as the name suggests.

Because our bodies don’t store potassium, we need to make sure the food we eat is potassium-rich food to give an immediate and plentiful supply of it.

So what have I added to my potassium food list?

  • Squash
  • Coriander
  • Red Cabbage
  • White Cabbage
  • Turmeric

41. Squash – 100 gm = 280 mg of potassium

I was flabbergasted at the number of different kinds of squash. Take a deep breath!!!!!! You have Australian blue, amber cup, autumn cup, acorn, baby boo, banana, butternut, buttercup, calabaza, calabash, kabocha, carnival, chayote, cucumber, Cucuzza…gasp! Gasp! Gulp!…

Eight balls, gold nugget, green-striped cushaw, hubbard, luffa gourde, lumina, Summer, sweet dumpling, sunburst, spaghetti, turban, orangetti, pumpkin, …

by Jeff
(Akron, OH, USA)

I considered this again in my life. When I was in my 20’s, I maintained a diet full of fruits and veggies, coupled with daily exercise, I was healthy.
Now, nearing 50, and having recently been diagnosed with HBP, and told to go on a diuretic. Never again. My blood pressure came down some, but there are other underlying factors. I quit the meds and took my life in my own hands. My bp is very high. I always believed that this is the way to go, not pills, which mask the problems and create new ones so you can get more pills. Other than vitamins, I hate pills.
I’m currently struggling, but have noticed a difference when adding to my water intake and juicing. Not enough yet as I have yet to rule out the 2 bad, abscessed teeth. One tooth has been addressed, finishing root canal tomorrow, the other tooth, jammed into my sinus’, it’s coming out the next day. With the help of antibiotics, …

Do you suffer from diabetes and high blood pressure? About 75% of people with diabetes have type 2 and go on to develop high blood pressure, but are often left in the dark about what is actually happening inside their bodies. There are many treatment options for high blood pressure you can try out.

As I have often repeated through the pages of this website, doctors are under pressure today. With more patients on their lists and less time for each one, it`s obvious why they don`t offer any explanations.

So the responsibility lies with us to educate ourselves. But what a difference it makes when we do. Understanding how our bodies work can open our eyes to where the real, underlying problem lies, impress on our minds the seriousness of our condition, the importance of making changes, and empowering us to make them.

A group of metabolic processes malfunction during the development of type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure will begin to surface as a direct, and indirect result of …

The level of potassium in foods listed here, classifies them under the “very good” category.

They are listed as numbers 31 to 35 in my list of foods rich in potassium.

  • 31 Asparagus
  • 32 Carrot
  • 33 Plum
  • 34 Radish
  • 35 Turnip

I am glad to say that all of these foods are relatively common, and can be found in your local markets and stores, and this is the season for radishes, carrots and asparagus.

Take note of each foods value to calculate your potassium RDA.

31. Asparagus – a. racemosus, a. lucidus, a. officinalis – 100g raw = 260 mg of potassium

Did you know that the Brits have the best asparagus in the world? I have a “wisp” of it in my garden which only serves as an ornament. It is the asparagus racemosus species I think because it’s blooming now in this month of August.

(See my snap to the left)

It can be quite pricey, but that’s understandable as it has to be hand picked.

The Benefits of eating Asparagus

High blood pressure and alcohol? Does drinking help or cause more problems? An elderly friend of mine once told me that her doctor said she should taking a glass of red wine every day because it was good for her heart.

That delighted her a great deal resulting in her establishing a routine in no time for taking her daily elixir. On the other hand, however, patients have been told by their doctors not to consume alcohol because it is one of the common high blood pressure causes that will not only elevate it but do all sorts of other underlying damage.Are you confused? Why is such widely contradictory advice given to patients. What are we to believe? Most of us would like to choose the former, but fear the latter. A brief look at some facts should do the trick, dispel any fears, or at least help us to get things into perspective.

Changes in French Cultural Drinking Habits. Why?

Do you like a glass or two? Or perhaps you live in …

Antioxidants –What are they?

Despite the fact that they were discovered in 1948, the general public still don’t understand what they are, that our bodies manufacture them, and the important role they play in protecting us from literally rusting away.

As the name suggests antioxidants combat oxidization of cells in the body which are said to cause a barrage of diseases including high blood pressure.

Try an experiment.

Take the juice of a lemon which contains vitamin C and coat one half of a freshly cut apple with it but not the other half. You will notice the uncoated half will start to turn brown very quickly. This reaction is called oxidization.

The other half coated with lemon juice, however, takes much longer to turn brown because the vitamin C, an excellent antioxidant, slows this erosive process right down.

The same erosive process is going on within the cells of our bodies continuously, and although it is an essential process, our bodies try to keep it in check by its own manufactured …

What is the ideal body Ph balance?

Why do I need to know about it anyway? Is it that important?

Will it help lower my blood pressure?

These are just some of the questions you may have had in mind that`s brought you to this site.

The ideal pH balance is 6.75 – 7.5

Most of us never give it a second thought, or are even aware that our amazing bodies can only function properly if it stays within this pH level, and we supply the right organic tools. But many of us use and abuse it, starve or stuff it, feed it the bad foods and deny it the good. Well I`ve got news for you, this has got to have it`s toll somewhere along the line.

A constant acid environment in our body will start to have an impact on our health and so will an over alkaline one. It is vital to health to maintain the correct body pH balance.Did you know 70% of our planet is water and 70% …

Why is passion flower tea one of the most respected herbal remedies for high blood pressure? Well consider some of the ailments the passion flower herb is used for.

  1. Hypertension and Heart Disease
  2. Stress and Anxiety
  3. Nicotine and Alcohol Withdrawal
  4. Insomnia

Now some of these illnesses are typical causes of secondary hypertension. If any are directly or indirectly linked to your elevated blood pressure, addressing those illnesses too should be of prime interest to you.

But can passion flower tea really have any impact on these ailments? Yes it can! I will discuss them in brief and then show you how you can make an infusion.

Hypertension and Heart Disease

Scientists have found that the harmane alkaloids found in passion flower can help lower blood pressure by relaxing smooth muscle and expanding coronary arteries.

But extensive investigations on this herb were being carried out in the 1980`s and the leaves were clinically validated as being hypotensive, among other benefits such as possessing anti-spasmodic properties, and relieving anxiety.

It is also known that here …

Folk will talk about Sodium, potassium, but rarely about magnesium and high blood pressure when discussing what nutritional measures they can take.

Believe it or not, contrary to popular belief, the magnesium RDA for men is 450gms, and 320 for women.

How often have you heard the famous quote from Dr. Linus Pauling twice a winner of the Nobel Prize, who said, “You can trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.”? You may have heard it many times, but have you actually acted on this timely information?

Protect yourself by taking charge of your life. Synthetic substances are not likely to be invented and added to the soils earth wide that will provide us the full range of minerals and trace minerals that we all need.

If we are distracted too much by all the “noise” out there on the net, we may be caught by surprise by the “silent killer” in a difference sense of the word. So stop for a moment and listen to what is …

cholesterol is a major cause of high blood pressure and should be lowered in the first place. Is the “ringleader” of gross deception rearing it`s ugly head again?

Cholesterol versus High Blood Pressure – Round 1.

Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, A GP for 25 years, who has also worked with the European Society of Cardiology, and writes for leading medical magazines, along with others of the medical profession are in the right corner. They are challenging the validity of the U.S. clinical practice guidelines, in the left corner, which recommend the expanded use of statins by healthy people.

What are the statistics showing us? Are the presented facts a myth, blinkering the public, and leading them into believing that high cholesterol is a killer, and that statins is needed to control it for the rest of their lives?

Cholesterol versus High Blood Pressure – Round 2.

Dr. Kendrick, in a Daily Mail article on the 22nd January 2007, highlighted a commentary published by John Abramson, MD, of Harvard Medical School and James Wright, MD, …