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High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it often has no warning signs or symptoms, & many people don't realize they have it. It's important to get your blood pressure checked regularly. The good news is that you can take steps to prevent high blood pressure, or to reduce it if it is already high.
Recent studies show that hibiscus tea can lower blood pressure as effectively as some standard hypertension drugs can. Hibiscus is safe and, unlike most blood pressure drugs, rarely causes side effects. Plus, hibiscus plants can be grown in much of the U.S, so you can actually grow your own blood pressure medicine.
Your diet plays an important role in blood pressure regulation. While most of us know we should limit our sodium intake, we should also eat foods rich in potassium, calcium and magnesium. Eating a wide-ranging diet filled with fruits and vegetables can also help lower blood pressure by providing fiber, nitrates, and unique plant nutrients.
Several nutrients are shown to play a key role in blood pressure regulation, yet can often be overlooked by your doctor or dietitian. Research shows that having sufficient levels of the following 4 nutrients is important for maintaining a healthy blood pressure. Similarly, if we are deficient in these nutrients, managing blood pressure becomes all the more difficult. See it at http://www.dietvsdisease.org/4-nutrient-deficiencies-every-high-blood-pressure-patient-needs-to-know/