Potassium is the key mineral
Use more potassium and eat products that contain potassium. This mineral relaxes your blood vessels, lowers the blood pressure and counteracts the reduced action of sodium. The ideal amount is 4700 milligrams per day, but only 750 to 1000 milligrams more than the usual daily dose can reduce the blood pressure by 2-3 bars on the gauge. It takes two bananas and a potato or a cup of cooked spinach to achieve that.
Be cautious with what you eat! If you are losing just four pounds, you will already feel the changes in your health status. Your waist shows best that you have excess fat. If you loss more weight, it is less likely that you will have problems with high blood pressure.
Deep breathing helps you control stress
Stress is the cause of many modern diseases and may also cause you to have high blood pressure. It’s best to avoid any stressful situations, or if they happen to you, breathe deeply! It may sound too easy, but it has effect.
You can relax, watch your favorite series, but be aware that blood pressure increases with the number of hours spent in front of the TV. Instead, try to meditate. It lowers your blood pressure more than techniques for muscle relaxation.