High blood pressure seems to be on the rise. Whether it is diet, lack of exercise, stress, or hereditary factors, changing what you drink might help lower blood pressure. Studies have found that drinking these three beverages could help lower your blood pressure.
1. Hibiscus Tea
Anthocyanins and other antioxidants in hibiscus tea may work together to keep blood vessels resistant to damage that causes them to narrow. Many herbal tea blends contain hibiscus, which brews up bright red and delivers a tart flavor. Hibiscus has a tiny sweetness to it but you can add a little honey or stevia to make it sweeter if it is too tart for your taste buds.
Reds, what you ask? Beet, pomegranate, cranberry, and wine (red) are all helpful in lowering blood pressure. These reds help with circulation and cranberries help reduce vessel damage. While red wine has great health properties, the more you drink, the more you increase your risk of developing alcohol-related health issues. To be on the safe side, doctors recommend no more than two glasses of red wine per day for men and one glass per day for women.
Studies have shown that high blood pressure is linked to calcium deficiency. Naturally, the more calcium you consume, the more you decrease your risk for developing high blood pressure based on a lack of calcium. To get the best blood pressure benefits, you want to choose milk that is higher in calcium and lower in fat. For that reason, low-fat milk is the way to go. And, if you are lactose intolerant there is a great alternative for you. Unsweetened almond milk that has been fortified with calcium is a good low-fat milk substitute to help lower blood pressure.