Dangerous for heart health, high blood pressure can also be kept under control thanks to nutrition
The 9 diuretic foods against cellulite and hypertension
Hypertension is one of the most relevant risk factors for cardiovascular health. A condition that affects about one billion people worldwide, should in no way be underestimated. Fortunately, there are many things you can do when it comes to keeping pressure under control. One of these is nutrition, which must be accompanied by adequate physical activity aimed above all at reducing visceral fat, which is also very dangerous for cardiovascular health.
What are the most useful foods in this regard? The list is very long and includes, for example, citrus fruits. These fruits are rich in vitamins, minerals and other plant compounds that are allies of the heart and useful for the purpose of reducing risk factors such as hypertension.
Science has repeatedly focused on their benefits. Worthy of note in this regard is a study conducted at various Japanese academic realities, for example the Prefectural University of Hiroshima. The research work in question, published for the first time in 2014, took into consideration a sample of 101 middle-aged women, invited to consume lemon juice daily and to increase physical exercise, focusing in particular on walking. At follow up, positive repercussions on systolic blood pressure values were identified.
Continuing with the list of foods that may prove useful for keeping blood pressure under control, a proper mention must be made of salmon and other fish characterized by an important content of omega-3 fats. These special lipids are nothing short of portentous for heart health and, as revealed by a study conducted at Marshall University, may have a concrete role in the modulation of hypertension.
How not to call pumpkin seeds into question? Small but special for health, they are characterized by the presence of numerous nutrients important for blood pressure regularity. In this category it is possible to include magnesium, but also potassium and arginine, a crucial amino acid for the production of nitric oxide, which in turn is essential for the relaxation of blood vessels.
We remind you that potassium and magnesium are also present in legumes, which are also healthy by virtue of their richness in fiber. We conclude with a reference to beets and spinach which, thanks to their richness in nitrates, nutrients important for relaxing the walls of blood vessels, can be included in the list of anti-hypertension foods.