High blood pressure affects one in three adults and also increases the risk of damage to the heart, brain and kidneys.
In the case that high blood pressure produces symptoms which can manifest as severe headaches, nausea or vomiting, changes in vision and even confusion.
The problem? Many people might not be aware that they suffer from high blood pressure because it does not always produce symptoms.
It should also be noted that many people suffer from hypotension, which means having blood pressure which is too low, that is, just the opposite of hypertension. This happens because the heart, brain and other parts of the body do not receive enough blood.
People who suffer from it can have different symptoms, ranging from dizziness, fainting, feeling of weakness and blurred vision are some of them.
To this day it is still not known exactly why hypertension appears; more specifically only 5% of the cause is known.
Aged garlic, your best ally to normalize your blood pressure
We all know garlic and have surely eaten it on more than one occasion. What we may not know is that it is one of the most potent medicinal ingredients in existence; in fact, it is one of the best-selling herbal products in the world.
Garlic has great benefits for cardiovascular health, it regulates blood pressure naturally, that is, if you have it low you raise it and if you have high it lowers it, hence we say that it “regulates” and normalizes.
There is a type of garlic that, thanks to its production process, does not cause odor or irritation, which is one of the main problems of garlic lovers.
It is called aged garlic and comes from organic farming (without chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides) and is aged for a period of up to 20 months, increasing its beneficial properties and eliminating odor and irritating components.
More tips to keep tension at bay
Starting to take aged garlic is a good way to regulate our blood pressure; although there are other things that we can start to implement and certainly will be very useful. Of course, we must not forget that if we suffer some alterations in our blood pressure we always have to consult a medical professional.
Tips to maintain a proper blood pressure
- Maintain normal weight
- Reduce your salt intake to less than one teaspoon a day and eat food low in salt
- Adopt a healthy diet, low in saturated fats
- Eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day
- No Smoking
- Limit alcohol intake to no more than one drink per day
- Perform moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day (walking, dancing)
- Perform relaxation techniques and sleep about 8 hours a day