High blood pressure or hypertension means high pressure (tension) in the arteries. The arteries are the vessels that carry blood from the pumping heart to all of the tissues and organs of the body.
Doctors don’t really know for sure what causes high blood pressure, but what is known is that it is considered a lifestyle disease that is found primarily in developing countries. People who live in undeveloped countries have hardly any evidence of the disease.
The risk for a heart attack for people with high blood pressure is three times greater than that of people with normal blood pressure levels. And your risk of stroke seven times greater. This disease is called “the silent killer” because there are no immediate outward signs or pain while many organs in the body are being damaged.
The good news is that you can lower your blood pressure with proper diet and exercise start with adding the juice below along with walking for 30 minutes each day and you will be surprised at the results.
Carrot juice is also rich in antioxidants such as beta-carotene and vitamins A and C. Antioxidants protect blood vessels from free radicals, which damage and kill cells. In a study published in the “International Journal of Angiology” in 2005, researchers found that antioxidants may help to treat hypertension in a variety of ways. For example, it may reduce oxidative stress from free radicals and improve insulin resistance and the function of endothelial cells, which regulate the function and structure of blood vessels, including helping blood vessels to dilate.
Researchers at The University of Alabama proved that eating garlic lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels, thereby reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Allicin compound and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in garlic are responsible for relaxing blood vessels thereby improving blood flow in the arteries.
Powerful Juice Recipe for Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- 8 oz. Carrot
- 4 cloves of garlic
- Add everything into the juicer
- Mix well and drink to your health!
G. Benavides Proceedings of the National Academy of Science