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Take a deep breath. Inhale, exhale and instantly find your mind and body feeling calmer.
The best way to live life is to live it without stress, but there for some, modern lifestyle or aging can bring along serious health problems like high blood pressure a.k.a Hypertension.
Not to be taken lightly, as it’s known globally as the ‘Silent Killer’, it occurs when the blood pressure shoots up in your body to unhealthy levels; resulting in major cardiovascular diseases. It can result in extended damage to the eyes, kidneys and the brain too over time, if not managed. Hypertension can occur at any age and should be monitored frequently.
Following a healthy diet is key to keeping your BP under check. Luckily, there are food items that can immediately help control hypertension and high blood pressure. They will also keep you well nourished throughout the day, so that you avoid dependence on junk foods:
Dark Chocolate: One must always carry a bar of low-calorie Dark Chocolate (we mean very, very, very low or no sugar added) in their bag. You never know when you need it, not just for your usual chocolate cravings, but also to immediately de-stress.
Cayenne Pepper: Commonly known as Lal Mirch and is used abundantly in Indian households.
Raw Garlic: Fresh, raw garlic has been known to have immense numbers of health benefits and is a healing miracle for reducing high blood pressure.
Coconut Water: High blood pressure is caused due to fluctuations of electrolytes in the blood, and coconut water brings a balance to it due to its supply of important minerals and salts. It’s delicious, it’s refreshing and it’s a super drink!
Cranberry Juice: Pour yourself a glass of low-calorie fresh pressed cranberry juice, just like you pour yourself a glass of red wine. Both help you tremendously and effectively in lowering your high blood pressure.
Such a delicious way to stay healthy, we must admit!
Sunflower Seeds: Unsalted Sunflower seeds are a go-to for simple everyday snacking that are also so beneficial for lowering your blood pressure.
Now that you are aware of the best ingredients for high blood pressure, you can regulate your stress level immediately and even more effectively. Monitor it regularly and keep an eye out for regularly high levels.
Also, music, as we have experienced, has always been a great way to relieve all kinds of my day-to-day stress.
Indian classical music like Ragas help calm a mind and body. The soothing rhythm of Ragas relaxes the nervous system that aids in controlling high blood pressure and hypertension.
To read about how music therapy helps, read our blog -The Therapeutic Power of Indian Classical Music.
You never know when your blood pressure shoots to the roof but you will now always know what to do to control that beating heart!
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