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Some experts believe, however, that one vegetable is the key to preventing heart diseases such as high blood pressure.
7. Beet Juice
Researchers found the link between a stiffening heart and high blood pressure, which makes the heart muscle thicken.
In a 2010 study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, experts learned that half a liter of beet juice can do wonders for a young man’s diet. It improved their exercise and performance each day.
Another study, in 2011, found that people ages 54 to 80 also improved their peripheral vascular disease with beet juice.
Odds are you’ve seen this “it” drink slowly infiltrating the outer edges of your grocery store. You may have even tried it in an attempt to appear “in the know.”
However, the benefits of kombucha (fermented tea) lie not in the “coolness factor”, but in the probiotics. Countless studies have shown that regular consumption (more than eight weeks) of probiotics can help to reduce blood pressure and even help maintain healthy blood pressure.
5. Hibiscus tea
Hibiscus is packed with bioactive phytochemicals, which are natural ACE inhibitors. Studies show that this tea can be used to lower blood pressure.
4. Low-fat milk
As more studies come out about the need for us to drink less cow’s milk and look for alternatives, this can be an exception. Studies have found calcium to be beneficial to lower blood pressure levels. Don’t go for the full-fat and whole milk, though. Low-fat milk has more calcium and doesn’t contain the added fat found in whole milk.
3. Pomegranate juice
Not only is it tasty, but it’s healthy for those with hypertension. Those ACE inhibitors can also be found in pomegranates. In one study, this juice reduced ACE – an enzyme that can raise blood pressure – by 36 percent.