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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Lower High Blood Pressure

So you need to bring down your hypertension. You are not the only one. Hypertension or hypertension is a to a great degree regular condition that influences almost everybody sooner or later. Poor dietary decisions, weight, endless anxiety, absence of work out, or high liquor utilization are a portion of the causes that prompt to hypertension or hypertension. Luckily, it is effortlessly recognizable and you can begin chipping away at how to lower it.

What is High Blood Pressure?

The heart needs to work to pump blood through the corridors. In the event that the courses are slender and the heart needs to pump more blood, the individual will probably have higher circulatory strain due to the confined blood stream. A man with a pulse perusing of 140/90 mm Hg or higher is considered to have hypertension. On the off chance that you don’t make a move and treat hypertension, there is a higher danger of showing at least a bit of kindness assault, stroke, or notwithstanding having kidney disappointment.

Hypertension in Men and Women :

1 in each 3 American grown-ups has hypertension and ladies are pretty much as prone to create it as men. Hypertension influences a larger number of men under age 45 than it does ladies. Between the ages of 45 and 54, the rate of men and ladies with hypertension is generally equivalent, however the rate of ladies increments after age 55. The reason the for the expanded rate of ladies with hypertension in later years is on account of estrogen levels fall after menopause. Ladies and men can grow hypertension likewise by means of physical latency, poor dietary patterns, stoutness, or high salt admission. Prophylactic pills may expand a lady’s hazard for hypertension, so check it consistently if on a conception prevention pill.

ips to Lower High Blood Pressure (Hypertension):

1. Lower Salt Intake:

When your diet has a high amount of salt in it, your body will hold extra water, which increases blood pressure. In addition to avoiding salt, it’s best to steer clear of fast foods, processed foods, or canned foods. Use salt-free seasonings, or Himalayan or sea salt in low amounts. A salt alternative, which is more beneficial to the body, is Dulse. Dulse flakes are the perfect salt substitute for those on a low salt diet. Dulse provides sodium and potassium, which is an essential sodium-balcancing mineral. Both sodium and potassium work together to provide proper fluid balance inside and outside each cell. Additionally, keep aheart-healthy diet, which avoids hydrogenated ingredients, high fat content, and incorporates fresh fruits and vegetables.

2. Lower Stress:

This may seem like it is easier said than done, but there are many ways one can easily reduce stress. First, identify what makes you stressed and then eliminate it or channel that energy towards something like yoga, meditation, or tai chi. You can also increase your daily intake of magnesium, as it helps to naturally lower stress. You can take a magnesium supplement, or you can incorporate magnesium-rich foods like bananas, avocados, spinach, raw almonds, pine nuts, cashews, lima beans, chickpeas, or Swiss chard into your diet.

3. Lemon:

Lemon juice is high in vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that helps neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals. Lemon keeps blood vessels soft and loosens things up, which can help reduce your blood pressure. Do not drink bottled lemon juice or anything from concentrate, as it can have sweetener or added sugars. Take the juice of half a lemon, mix it in a cup (8oz) of warm water, and drink in the morning on an empty stomach.

4. Garlic:

With garlic, you get a whole bunch of health benefits in addition to lower pressure. Raw or cooked garlic has blood pressure lowering effects, and can help reduce cholesterol levels. Garlic stimulates nitric oxide production by relaxing your blood vessels. Your recommended daily garlic intake should be at least 1-2 crushed cloves. Why crushed cloves? This creates hydrogen sulfide, which promotes proper blood flow, removes gas, and decreases pressure on the heart. Always remember fresh garlic can be more beneficial for the body. Once the garlic is cut, the hydrogen sulfide rapidly loses its potency and will all but disappear within an hour of chopping.

5. Exercise:

A little exercise goes a long way to helping reduce high blood pressure. It’s important to exercise daily, as this can reduce stress and promote healthy circulation. Don’t go overboard when you begin exercising, though. Start off by incorporating a daily walk into your routine. Make a scheduled time every day to exercise and stick to it. Once exercise becomes regular you can work out at different times, but a consistent workout time helps you to get in the habit at first. If you are limited by knee, hip, or back injuries, try swimming, yoga, rebounding, or using a recumbent bike. Aim for 40 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity 3-4 times per week if you want to lower blood pressure or cholesterol.

6. Restore Alkalinity:

You may be wondering what alkalinity is. If you have a poor diet or eat lots of sodium, chances are that your body’s pH balance is heavily acidic. It’s best to avoid alcohol, sugar, meat, processed foods, and grains because these are the top 5 acid forming foods. To keep your heart healthy and lower blood pressure it’s ideal to have a neutral pH balance. You can do this by incorporating alkaline foods into your diet. Eat dark leafy greens, organic apple cider vinegar, berries, peaches, or root veggies like beets and turnips.

7. Black Seed:

Black seed, or black cumin, has been known as a powerful cure for almost everything. You get a two for one with black seed because it helps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. There are many anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that strengthen the immune system and reduce high blood pressure. You can also take 1 teaspoon of black seed oil and mix it with fresh fruit juice or herbal tea. You can also take the 1 teaspoon by itself if you don’t mind the taste.

High blood pressure is something that you can easily avoid if you take the right steps. It doesn’t have to be an inevitable condition. You can easily use some or all of the tips above to start living a healthier, more energetic life.

Boost Your Metabolism using These Tips

A few people simply have quicker digestion systems than others. It isn’t reasonable that one individual can experience a half quart of frozen yogurt without picking up a solitary pound. Hereditary qualities assume a colossal part in one’s digestion system, the body’s motor that aides persistently blaze calories. By the day’s end, be that as it may, moderate digestion systems are unpleasant and the craving to make them work speedier is always developing.

We as a whole like simple ways, hacks maybe, that kick-begin any procedure. While there is no enchantment pill or a one trap repair to speed the procedure, there are a few normal approaches to expand digestion system. Utilizing a blend of the accompanying strategies, you can accomplish the outcomes you need.

Have Breakfast

Getting out of quaint little inn the day can be a lazy procedure. Consuming the vitality to make breakfast, notwithstanding the various components of a morning schedule, may not appear likely to work out. A solid breakfast  assumes a key part in changing the digestion system into gear. When you skip breakfast your digestion system backs off to monitor vitality in light of the fact that no morning fuel has been given. A healthy measure of steel-cut oats with new berries, which control you with cancer prevention agents, and a banana is an awesome approach to start the day. You can likewise make some overnight oats  with the goal that breakfast is prepared in the morning. Also, you can mix a crisp vegetable smoothie with spirulina and almonds to make them go.

Amp Up Your Workout

Exercising is a great way to get the juices flowing, but incorporating interval training can rev up your metabolism. If your workout consists of a 30-minute walk, for example, jog for 60 seconds every 5 minutes to help burn calories more efficiently. When you insert interval training into a workout, you consume more oxygen and make your mitochondria work harder to burn energy. Interval training can help burn calories more efficiently throughout the day.

Sip Some Green Tea

Instead of drinking your morning java, substitute in some green tea for a metabolism-boosting, caffeine spark that’ll get you going. Not only is green tea filled with antioxidants, it promotes healthy digestion and weight loss, when combined with at least three hours of exercise per week. It’s also beneficial to alternate between hot green tea and cold water in the morning. The alternation of hot and cold makes your body burn calories to neutralize the liquids to its core temperature. The amount of calories burned is not substantial, but it’s a great way to boost your metabolism. Also, drinking eight 8oz. glasses of water a day is recommended and can help boost your metabolic engine. One thing to note is that you should avoid drinking bottled green teas because many of them have sugar or artificial sweeteners.

Spice It Up

When it comes to adding extra flavor to your food, spice it up with some heat; you can avoid the salt because that is not something you need. Add a few dashes of cayenne, chili powder, or fresh peppers to your meal. Capsaicin, the compound found in peppers, boosts your resting metabolic rate and increases the amount of calories burned after a meal. Additionally, the added spice to your food makes you feel full and satisfied. So there will be no late night snacking, which can interrupt proper digestion.

Sleep and Relax

Getting proper sleep can help your metabolism function at its optimum level. The less sleep you get, the more difficult it is to process carbs. When you are exhausted all the time, your body cannot function properly because it lacks sufficient energy. This means that your metabolism naturally lowers. Sometimes you are stressed, which can inhibit proper sleep. It also means that your body is full of stress hormones that promote fat cell growth in the abdomen and increase food cravings. Take a load off and relax with some well-deserved “me time.” If you have trouble falling asleep, there are a few tricks that will help you enter a deep slumber.

Reading Organic Food Labels and Stickers Basics

On the off chance that you think your body has had enough of nourishment chemicals and need to go natural, it’s vital to begin with the extremely fundamental: figuring out how to peruse sustenance names.

Purchasing nourishment isn’t befuddling in itself. Yet, making sense of if the fixings in the nourishment you need to purchase are natural could be entirely hard. Is there a seal or sign you ought to search for? Do you need to know each of the fixings in a nourishment item with a specific end goal to maintain a strategic distance from the awful ones? With a not insignificant rundown of new logical sounding fixings, would you have the capacity to recall that them all? If not, what would it be advisable for you to do?

There are basic courses on the most proficient method to peruse natural sustenance naming. We’ll demonstrate to you how.

Four categories of organic labels

You may experience such a variety of words, for example, “normal,” “immaculate” and different terms that could deceive you into supposing they consequently mean characteristic.

However, that is not the situation.

There are just four terms you have to know: 100 percent characteristic, natural, ensured natural and made with natural.

100 percent organic

Nourishment items named “100 percent natural” are made just from characteristic fixings and are delivered utilizing natural techniques alone. On the off chance that the nourishment is not totally and absolutely normal, producers won’t be approved to utilize this name or any national proportional by confirmation bodies.


Here, makers get a little elbowroom five percent to be correct. Nourishment items named “natural” means contain 95 percent natural fixings (aside from water and salt). The staying five percent might be non-natural. For instance, a characteristic wiener could be secured in a non-natural packaging when there is no common option accessible.

In any case, there is additionally a breaking point to non-natural fixings utilized as a part of sustenance items with this mark: it may not be delivered utilizing sewage slime, light or hereditary building.

Made with organic

In order to be able to use “made with organic” labeling, manufacturers must use at least 70 percent organic ingredients. They are also allowed to display up to three specific ingredients on the front panel. And same with “organic” labeling, non-natural ingredients should not be produced using sewage sludge, irradiation or genetic engineering.

Certified organic

Products with “certified organic” labels mean it has been grown and produced in accordance to the regulations and specific standards set by the European Commission. To determine if manufacturers have complied, the Commission, Member States and various private organic certification bodies conduct periodic scheduled and unscheduled visits. They do soil and water testing and inspection of processing facilities. Once confirmed that manufacturers have complied, they are then allowed to use the label.

Reading produce stickers

Now that the terms on labels have been clarified, let’s move on with produce stickers. Produce stickers hold a lot of information about the product other than the name of the manufacturer. You can tell from the sticker number alone if the produce is natural, non-organic or genetically-modified.

Fruits and vegetables have stickers with four to five digits. A five-digit code that begins with number “9” means the produce has been grown. However, if it begins with an “8,” it means the produce has been modified genetically.

Produce with stickers containing four digits means the produce has been conventionally grown but is not natural. If you want to buy natural produce, read the sticker and look for the one with five digits and begins with number 9. You can usually find the labels on the sign above product displays of fruits, vegetables, meat packages, milk cartons, egg cartons and other food products.

Food stickers must also contain the name of the distributor who last handled the product. It must also indicate the control authority in Europe who checked the distributor/operator.


In their desperation to sell, manufacturers made their products appear healthier than they really are using terms that sounds healthy. But take note that these are just terms that are not backed by certification bodies or any concrete evidence. This is why buying organic products became confusing.

Knowing the basics of how to read natural food labels and produce stickers will help you buy foods that are truly natural and healthy.