Do you have high blood pressure, or do you know someone who does? Do you have a family history of high blood pressure? If yes, keep reading!
I am not a doctor or a registered dietician; I just love passing on the research that others have done. I’ve never had high blood pressure (except when I’m very angry and stressed, but that hasn’t happened since I quit work as a high school band director!), but my husband does. I can tell you that our own “independent research” revealed the same truths as what I read in a recent article. At a recent doctor visit, his doctor actually praised his blood pressure readings – something that hasn’t happened in YEARS. I feel strongly our diet has a lot to do with that, especially since he is more stressed and overworked than ever before.
According to this article, research suggests that a vegetarian diet may lower blood pressure.
As I can attest, Dr. Fuhrman’s Eat to Live plan DEFINITELY lowers your blood pressure. The first thing you can do to help yourself lower your blood pressure is to eliminate red meats and other animal products. Click here to tweet this
Start with one specific type of meat (I chose beef products), and be amazed at the absence of craving for those products after just a few weeks. Remember, when you take something out, you need to replace it with something plant-based. Broccoli, for instance, has more protein per 100 calorie serving than a steak. Beans are a great way to get plant-based proteins, as well.
Best wishes as you make progress toward your healthy goals, specifically lowering your blood pressure!