Need to lower cholesterol and HBP

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Anita M.
Joined: 3/22/2014

Hello Everyone:

i just purchased my NutriBullet yesterday, I saw the warning in the packet of information to talk to your doctor before beginning when taking HBP medication,does anyone else have this issue.

Anitaam01 wrote:

Hello Everyone:

i just purchased my NutriBullet yesterday, I saw the warning in the packet of information to talk to your doctor before beginning when taking HBP medication,does anyone else have this issue.

There are some foods that can interact with BP medications. It is always best to check with your doctor before introducing new foods and changing an eating regimen.
new to nb.what is recommended 25 oz tall cup daily or 12 oz cup daily?are the same benefits derived from drinking the smaller amount i.e 12oz vs the larger amount 25oz?
donper wrote: new to nb.what is recommended 25 oz tall cup daily or 12 oz cup daily?are the same benefits derived from drinking the smaller amount i.e 12oz vs the larger amount 25oz?
It is recommended to get 7-9 servings of fruits and veggies a day (with the majority being veggies) so it will depend on what you eat outside of blasting. Most people drink a tall cup (24oz) size as a meal replacement and a small cup for snacks. This just depends on your daily caloric needs and hunger. all recipes are for the tall cup unless otherwise noted.
Most medications will have a warning sticker on the bottle telling you which foods to avoid when taking your medication. If not, ask the pharmacist (they know a ton) or your doctor. Grapefruit, licorice and salt substitutes can interact with blood pressure meds. and some interact with cholesterol meds. If you take an ACE inhibitor be cautious with your potassium intake (banana, orange, green/leafy veggies). The common side effect is palpitations. I have yet to see someone take too much of any of these good foods and have a bad reaction to their ACE inhibitor. Again, ask the pharmacist, check the medicine information. Also, have your blood potassium checked if you are concerned. A good herb to use to help lower cholesterol is called Shan Zha (Hawthorne Fruit). It also helps for hypertension, digesting oily/meat foods and fights coronary artery disease. NOTE: it is a vasodilator (coronary artery). TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) dose is 9-12 grams. I have patients that take 1-2 tea bags a few days a week with good results. You could make hawthorne berry tea occasionally to use as the liquid in your blast. Please note: Discontinue use if you become pregnant or have weakness of the spleen/ stomach (gastritis, acid reflux, peptic ulcers, diarrhea). Long term use may harm spleen and stomach Qi.