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3 Drinks Proven To Lower Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a common health problem. If left untreated, it can lead to serious complications, such as heart attack and stroke. 

But hypertension is a preventable condition. Simple changes to diet and lifestyle could help reduce the risk of having health complications.

Health experts commonly recommend reducing salt in daily meals. Eating more fruit and vegetables can also help manage blood pressure.

This article explores the top three drinks you can enjoy to reduce the risk of high blood pressure and avoid other potential health complications. Their health benefits have been supported by scientific research. 

Green Tea

A 2004 study found that green tea could help reduce blood pressure based on results of 25 human trials. Researchers found that long-term consumption of tea, or at least 12 weeks of drinking, promises better benefits to manage blood pressure. 

Beetroot Juice 

Researchers in London previously found that drinking one cup of beetroot juice per day could help maintain and return blood pressure to normal levels, Daily Express reported Wednesday. The team analyzed the effects of the juice in 64 people with hypertension. 

“The effect is caused by the high heels of a type of chemical called nitrates, which is found in high quantities in beetroot, and other leafy green vegetables like kale and cabbage,” the British Heart Foundation said, which funded the study. 

Researchers suggest no to boil beetroot. Try steaming, roasting or making a juice to maintain its healthy properties and better enjoy its benefits. 

Kombucha

Kombucha offers high amounts of probiotics. This drink is known to help maintain good bacteria that protects gut health. A review of nine studies showed that regular intake of probiotics for more than eight weeks could help maintain blood pressure in normal levels. Yogurt, kimchi, miso and tempeh are other fermented food that offer the same health benefits like Kombucha. 

High Blood Pressure In US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in three adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure. That covers 75 million Americans. 

Among all hypertension patients, CDC said only 54 percent have their condition under control. In 2014, more than 410,000 people died because of complications caused by high blood pressure.  

beetroot juice Beetroot juice has been widely recognized for offering a number of health benefits due to unique combination of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Pixabay

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