Hypertension means that the pressure in your blood vessels is higher than it should be. But why is this so important? well, plain and simple, is the most lethal risk factor. New studies have suggested that if we modify habits that raise our hypertension risk, we can delay 94 million deaths worldwide.
Also, while we are at it, let me tell you about another powerful habit: your overall diet. Besides weight loss and exercise, the types of foods you eat, have a tremendous impact on the health of your blood vessels. Eating a diet low in animal products and rich in fruits, vegetables, and other plant foods, can lower your systolic blood pressure about 5 mmHg as per rigorous scientific studies, and this alone can reduce 20% your chances of suffering strokes and heart attacks. The reason why plant-based nutrition can achieve such great protection against hypertension can be partially explained to its high antioxidant, magnesium and potassium content, reduction of sympathetic activity, improvement of insulin sensitivity, etc. Not only you can help us curtail climate change and be kind to animals, but you can also look better and keep your blood vessels young and strong. I check my blood pressure every week. And I use my @qardio blood pressure machine because is small, has an amazing quality and it connects via Bluetooth to my phone. .
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