High blood pressure or hypertension is a common cardiovascular condition that affects people of all ages. In fact, more than 40% of adults over 25 are affected with hypertension.
According to the Mayo Clinic, this condition occurs when the blood passes through the arterial walls with greater force causing health issues, such as heart disease. In other words, the more blood the heart pumps and the narrower the arteries, the higher the blood pressure is. The worst part regarding hypertension is that it often goes undetected, which increases the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Factors like stress, poor diet, and physical inactivity can increase your risk of developing high blood pressure. The condition is also linked to high cholesterol. We suggest you two foods which can help you to regulate blood pressure. Combining both vegetables will give you a healthy salad which willsurely improve your cardiovascular health.
When it comes to cardiovascular health, garlic is known to be an effective remedy due to its powerful medicinal and healing properties. It is proved that garlic is significantly beneficial in treating cholesterol, heart disease, reducing the blood blow caused by narrow arteries, and high blood pressure. Garlic possesses these strong medicinal properties due to its active compound allicin which is known to be a natural equivalent of most pharmaceutical hypertension drugs.
First, you should know that these super healthy veggies are full of water, fiber, potassium, and magnesium. Potassium helps balance the amount of sodium in your cells, which can contribute towards atherosclerosis. And fiber regulates blood pressure and also helps reduce cholesterol, prevent type 2 diabetes, and boosts weight loss.
Cucumber and garlic salad
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 cucumber
- 3 garlic cloves
Wash the cucumber well and chop it into small pieces, then peel the garlic and crush it with the wide edge of a knife. Put the cucumber in a salad bowl, then and the minced garlic before adding the vinegar and a couple of teaspoons of water in the end. Serve the salad with some mint leaves and enjoy!