High blood pressure increases your risk of serious medical emergencies such as heart attacks and strokes.
This condition means your heart has to work harder to pump blood around the body. Over time, it puts additional pressure on blood vessels and organs, including the brain and kidneys, and on itself. If left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to heart failure, stroke, heart attack, kidney disease, and even vascular dementia.
Several factors are known to raise blood pressure, such as diet, being overweight, not exercising enough, smoking cigarettes, and others.
Therefore, health authorities recommend making changes to these habits to lower your blood pressure.
Besides changing your diet, there are also supplements you can add to your routine to help with this.
Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is essential for maintaining a healthy body in various ways. According to the NHS, these include:
Help protect cells and keep them healthy.
Maintaining healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage.
Helping heal wounds.
It found that taking vitamin C supplements in the short term reduced both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
The study concluded: "In short-term trials, vitamin C supplementation reduced systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Long-term trials on the effects of vitamin C supplementation on blood pressure and clinical events are needed."
Turmeric is a popular spice that is believed to have several health benefits due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The main active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, which has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and a very powerful antioxidant.
An analysis of 11 studies, published in Pharmacological Research, showed that it improved systolic blood pressure.
It is known as a trace mineral, which means that the body only needs small amounts.
A 2019 study published in the American Journal of Physiology found that lower-than-normal levels of zinc may contribute to high blood pressure by changing how the kidneys handle sodium.
Source: Express - https://ar.rt.com/vi15