Do you have low blood pressure? Have you been scared and worried about taking so many heavy pills and medications? Do you want to fight hypotension or low blood pressure by having some simple foods? If all your answers to the above asked questions are "yes" then keep your eyes wide open and continue reading this article further. Low blood pressure is a very common health issue and can be seen in every age group of individuals.

8 Foods That Can Help Fight Hypotension

Low blood pressure is known as hypotension in medical terms. It can be easily cured and there's nothing to be highly concerned and worried about it. But as it is a medical condition, you need to be quick to respond and treat this disease. Dizziness, fatigue, lack of concentration, depression, blurred vision, fainting, nausea, breathing issues and feeling thirsty are some of the clear symptoms of low blood pressure. However, few changes in your regular diet can effectively help you to treat hypotension. Let's go through the list of absolute 8 foods that can help you fight hypotension.

  1. Beet

    Beet root can be an amazing food to treat low blood pressure or hypotension significantly. Beet root juice is highly rich in antioxidants and nitrate compounds that increase the blood flow throughout the body. These nitrates simply elevate a molecule in the blood vessels which is called as nitric oxide which opens up the blood vessels allowing more flow of oxygen and helps you fight hypotension.

  2. Carrot

    Carrots are rich in beta-carotene which acts as antioxidants, plant chemicals (phytonutrients), a special compound called glutathione that are the antioxidants help readily to maintain blood pressure keeping it normal. The antioxidants regulate blood flow in the body and improve immunity of the body. Drink carrot juice with one teaspoon of honey on empty stomach twice a day to beat low blood pressure or hypotension.

  3. Lemon

    Lemon can be a wonder food to fight off low blood pressure or hypotension. Especially if low blood pressure is caused due to dehydration help yourself by adding lemon to your diet. Lemon juice mixed with salt which has more sodium and little sugar improves liver function and maintains blood pressure and blood flow in the body.

  4. Almonds

    These golden brown nuts can be your ally in treating low blood pressure and heart diseases. Almonds are naturally gifted with biotin, vitamin E, healthy fats, magnesium, potassium and flavonoids that simply take a good care of cholesterol, heart and blood pressure. Especially biotin neutralizes the blood pressure by regulating blood flow in the body. It is a great source of energy which can blatantly help to reenergize in low blood pressure condition.

  5. Seafood

    Seafoods such as eel, catfish, cod, halibut, mackerel are loaded with sodium which is an essential nutrient or you can say an electrolyte that helps in treating low blood pressure or hypotension. It stabilizes the blood pressure levels by increasing the pressure in the walls of arteries and maintains proper water balance around your body cells.

  6. Rosemary

    This magical mint herb is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help to normalize low blood pressure by stimulating CNS (central nervous system) and improving blood circulation. The antioxidants neutralize the blood pressure in the arteries and help significantly to fight hypotension or low blood pressure symptoms. This is one of the brilliant food options for treating low blood pressure.

  7. Basil

    Health benefits of basil herb are numerous. There would be very less health issues that might not be cured by this amazing medicinal herb. Starting from cold and cough to cure cholesterol issues basil is an overall health tonic. According to World Health Organisation, basil has antioxidants, antibacterial properties, anti-inflammatory properties, Vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and pantothenic that significantly fight to neutralize blood pressure by alleviating low blood pressure symptoms or hypotension symptoms. Adding 6-7 leaves of basil in your food or in your daily diet twice a day can help you to stay healthy and disease free.

  8. Coffee

    A cup of hot brewed coffee can be a brilliant way to ward off hypotension or low blood pressure. Caffeine present in coffee act as receptors to control and neutralize blood pressure improving the blood circulation in the blood vessels and arteries. Sipping on some coffee twice a day is recommended for maintaining proper blood circulation but excess of caffeine intake can be associated with other harmful effects.

    You can definitely try out these 8 foods to fight low blood pressure or hypotension yourself effectively but depending completely on your diet is not advisable. You need to make some lifestyle alterations to keep your body active. Drinking ample amount of water is always highly recommended to avoid almost all health issues with regular physical activities and workouts. Water keeps your body metabolism run smoothly, temperature balanced and blood pressure and cholesterol in control. Try to add more veggies to your regular diet and avoid smoking and drinking as much as possible.

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Last Modified On: May 3, 2016

Pain Assist Inc.

Pramod Kerkar
  Note: Information provided is not a substitute for physician, hospital or any form of medical care. Examination and Investigation is necessary for correct diagnosis.

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