Lower Your Blood Pressure: Lose Weight, Lower Salt, and Exercise!
Anyone who has been diagnosed with high blood pressure has heard their doctor say, “lose the weight, lower your salt intake and get some exercise, basic lifestyle changes.”
Can these lifestyle changes reduce or eliminate your need for medications to control your blood pressure?
- Eat a healthy diet. Would a Keto menu plan be of benefit?
- Maintain a healthy weight. Do you know your healthy weight?
- Exercise. How much exercise is required?
- Additionally, decrease alcohol intake, don’t smoke, and reduce stress.
That’s a tall order to follow through with. Are you ready for all that, or should we take it slower? Let’s look into the causes of high blood pressure and how the 7 Day “Get Started” Meal Plan can help you.
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How does Hypertension Affect your Heart?
Hypertension makes your heart work too hard because your arteries are tougher, tighter, and less elastic. This increased pressure in your blood vessels forces your heart’s muscles to pump more frequently and with more force.
Keeping your blood glucose low and stable, the keto meal plan helps to lower triglyceride levels, even though you are eating a higher percentage of fat. Basically, food consumption of excess carbs (especially fructose) is the key issue with high triglycerides.
A huge concern with high blood pressure, but rarely talked about, is your brain’s supply of blood can be reduced. This could lead to severe ischemic attack or stroke. Studies have shown that hypertension may also affect your memory and ability to learn, recall, speak, and reason.