Garlic can lower blood pressure by 10%

Garlic can lower blood pressure by 10%... but only if you take it in tablet form

Garlic could help cut blood pressure by 10 per cent – but only if you take it in the form of tablets, claim scientists.
Twelve weeks of treatment with garlic tablets led to a ‘significant’ cut in blood pressure, slashing the risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to a review of evidence.
Researchers claim those with hypertension, or high blood pressure, could control their condition better by adding garlic to conventional medication.
The review of 21 studies on humans found supplements of dried garlic containing a guaranteed dose of the active ingredient allicin consistently led to reductions in blood pressure.
But eating the real thing would not have the same effect, says the review. Although allicin is produced when raw garlic is crushed or chewed, much of it is destroyed during cooking.
The tablets also have the significant advantage of not producing the bad breath associated with eating fresh garlic.
The review looked at supplements with a guaranteed allicin yield of 1.8mg per dose.
The earliest authoritative clinical trial to be published in 1990 found taking Kwai brand garlic tablets led to a significant fall in blood pressure of 10 per cent within 12 weeks.
More studies conducted since 1990 have demonstrated significant blood pressure lowering effects from dried garlic releasing allicin at 1.8mg per dose.

Vegetables that Lower Blood Pressure

Vegetables that Lower Blood Pressure

Go green! Leafy vegetables are recommended by all physicians. You should have at least 4-5 servings of vegetables every day. Each serving should consist of 1 cup raw vegetable and 1/2 cup cooked vegetable. Here is a list of some nutritious fruits and vegetables that you can add to your diet.

Swiss chard: It is a rich source of vitamin A, K, C and E. It is also rich in fiber. It contains various minerals like magnesium, manganese, potassium, iron, copper and calcium.

Broccoli: It contains nutrients such as vitamin A and C. It is a very good source of calcium. In fact, it is a good alternative to dairy products. It also contains fiber and folic acid.

Cabbage: It is a great source of vitamin C and fiber. The nitrogenous compound indoles is naturally found in cabbage.

Cauliflower: It contains a compound called 'allicin', which helps in reducing the risk of strokes and also improves heart health. It also helps in blood and liver detoxification.

Spinach: It is source of choline and inositol. These chemicals help in preventing heart diseases like arteriosclerosis.

Lettuce: This vegetable is mostly used as salad and trust me no other vegetable can make your salad so nutritious. It is a rich source of beta-carotene, which is the main antioxidant that fights heart diseases. It also contains vitamin C, folic acid, potassium and fiber. The darker the color of your lettuce, the more its nutritional value.



The following list of foods have been proven to lower and prevent high blood pressure.

Foods That Lower Blood Pressure:

1. Tomatoes
2. Potatoes
3. Carrots
4. Broccoli
5. Collard Greens
6. Green Beans
7. Artichokes
8. Spinach
9. Whole Wheat Bread
10. Muffin
11. Grits
12. Bananas
13. Oranges
14. Raisins
15. Orange Juice
16. Melons
17. Mangoes
18. Peaches
19. Pineapples
20. Raisins
21. Strawberries
22. Fat-Free or Low Fat Milk
23. Fat-Free or Low Fat Yogurt
24. Lean Meat, Fish, Poultry: Broil, Roast, or Boil, Do Not Fry
25. Almonds
26. Mixed Nuts
27. Peanuts
28. Kidney Beans
29. Sunflower seeds
30. Walnuts