For poor circulation and hypertension:
For poor circulation and hypertension, vegetables high in natural nitrates such as beets, basil, Swiss chard, beet greens, and arugula have been shown helpful. Also, potassium-rich foods like baked sweet potato, lentils, Swiss chard, avocado, and banana may help.
Foods rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin E, magnesium, calcium, potassium, monounsaturated fats and omega 3 fatty acids help lower blood pressure.
Foods to eat include all leafy greens like kale, spinach, romaine and chard, beets, broccoli, asparagus, cabbage, celery, crimini mushrooms, onions, garlic, almonds, avocado, walnuts
rice bran (rich in magnesium and many B vitamins), strawberries, kiwi, tomatoes, papaya, raspberries, oranges, bell peppers, potatoes
In addition, foods with a diuretic effect (cucumber, lemon, celery, beets, cabbage, parsley, tomato, watermelon, asparagus) have been shown to help.
Oxidized cholesterol is the main cause of hardening of the arteries. Choose antioxidant-rich produce and nuts, seeds and whole fiber-rich grains that will provide plenty of vitamin C, E, A, and selenium among other phytonutrients.
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