How to Prevent High Blood Pressure with Diet

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NutritionFacts .org
NutritionFacts .org
29 Jun 2020

High blood pressure, the #1 killer risk factor in the world, may be eliminated with a healthy enough diet.

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This is a video that’s long overdue. The downside of me just covering whatever pops up in the literature is that some really fundamental topics may not get immediate coverage.

Having a “normal” blood pressure may set one up for dying from “normal” causes such as heart attacks and strokes. For more on this concept, see When Low Risk Means High Risk (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/when-low-risk-mean It’s like having a normal cholesterol level. See Optimal Cholesterol Level (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/optimal-cholestero
So it seems high blood pressure is a choice. Like cavities, or heart disease: Cavities and Coronaries: Our Choice (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/cavities-and-coron

Even end-stage malignant hypertension can be reversed with diet (thereby showing it was the diet and not other lifestyle factors that protected traditional plant-based populations). See Kempner Rice Diet: Whipping Us Into Shape (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/Kempner-Rice-Diet-

Flax seeds, hibiscus tea, whole grains, and nitrate rich vegetables may offer additional protection:
• Flax Seeds for Hypertension (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/flax-seeds-for-hyp
• Hibiscus Tea vs. Plant-Based Diets for Hypertension (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/hibiscus-tea-vs-pl
• Whole Grains May Work As Well As Drugs (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/whole-grains-may-w
• Hearts Shouldn’t Skip a Beet (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/hearts-shouldnt-sk

Why not just take the drugs? See The Actual Benefit of Diet vs. Drugs (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/The-Actual-Benefit and Why Prevention is Worth a Ton of Cure (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/Why-Prevention-is-

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