A few weeks ago we started to launch, as you well know, a special guide on hypertension , through which, from the beginning, we were able to know that the arterial hypertension it can become a serious problem, what is high blood pressure , and some habits that can increase our blood pressure .
We know, for example, that hypertension is a pathology in which blood pressure figures are given above 140/90 mmHg., (According to the definition carried out by The Spanish Society of Hypertension-Spanish League for the Fight against Arterial Hypertension , SEH-LELHA), and that blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood on the walls of the arteries.
But are there any foods that help us greatly to combat hypertension? Are there, therefore, foods that help us control our blood pressure?
Here we pick up some of the most important foods, about which, for a few decades now, it has been shown that they are good against high blood pressure .
Foods against hypertension
It has a component called lycopene, which is the main tomato, and has a great antioxidant power, helping to maintain the health of the arteries and thus retaining its flexibility to dilate and contract them to the passage of blood.
They have a large amount of potassium, which has been shown to be fundamental for the correct fluid balance of the body, an issue that, among other aspects, guarantees adequate blood pressure.
Like the banana, it contains a lot of potassium, and especially Water (approximately 80%), so it becomes a really good food that provides liquid, as the watermelon , helping to eliminate toxins and thus promoting blood flow.
- Dark chocolate
It contains a great antioxidant power thanks to its polyphenolic flavonoids , which when consumed produces a significant drop in blood pressure, producing better blood flow.
Like melon and banana, it contains potassium, which is concentrated mainly after the drying of this fruit, also reducing its water content.
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