Lifestyles for Better Living

Juicing To Lower Blood Pressure

You've just returned from a routine trip from the doctor. You expected to get a clean bill of health. After all, you're feeling great. You've never had more energy. But a snag developed during the visit.

The "snag" started at the very beginning of the office visit, when your doctor took your blood pressure. It was high. Who knew?

That's the tricky thing about high blood pressure: there are no symptoms, so you can't tell if you have it. Nonetheless, your physician recommended prescription medication, exercise, and diet changes.

But you'd really like to avoid the prescription drug part of the instructions, wouldn't you? Well, with juicing, you may be able to help lower your blood pressure without the need for those harsh prescription drugs.

A diet high in fruits and vegetables ensures some lowering of your blood pressure. But there are specific types of produce which prove especially beneficial at lowering your risk of developing a heart attack. Here are just a few for you to start juicing with!

Apples. With its stunning array of phytonutrients, it's hard to beat the power of an apple. Some of these nutrients include catechin, quercetin, phloridzin, and chlorogenic. And we all know that apples are invaluable sources of fiber.

Broccoli. Here's a vegetable that may provoke extreme tastes, but it's hard to argue with its positive heart-healthy effects. Broccoli contains plenty of vitamins A and C, and it's a great source of calcium. This makes it a wonderful low-fat alternative to dairy products. It's also a great source of the B vitamin family member, folic acid. And, oh yes, broccoli is also a great source of fiber.

Swiss chard.
's a recipe to get you started. Low Blood Pressure Cocktail

cantaloupe (without the rind)
2 carrots, with skins peeled
1 beet

Juice these three ingredients together and stir. Drink down, and enjoy its amazing effects!

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