african herbs for high blood pressure and lower blood sugar.
❗️❗️MAJORITY OF THE HERBAL LEAVES YOU COOK AND DRINK LOWER YOUR BLOOD SUGAR AND BLOOD PRESSURE IN CASE YOU DONT KNOW. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU KNOW YOUR VALUE AND BE SURE YOU’RE NOT HYPOGLYCAEMIC AND HYPOTENSIVE BEFORE YOU JUMP ON SLIMMING AND DETOX TEAS.
❗️❗️THE PRESENCE OF TANNINS IN BITTER LEAVES, KOLANUT, BITTERCOLA, COFFEE, TEA CAN DEPLETE YOUR IRON AND MAKE YOUR BLOOD SUGAR AND PRESSURE TO DROP.
❤️PLEASE ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AND BE SURE IT’S SAFE FOR YOU. DONT GO ABOUT JUMPING ON ALL HOME REMEDIES HERBAL MIXTURES.
❗️ HAVE YOU EVER EXPERIENCED FEELING DIZZY AFTER CONSUMING BITTER LEAVE JUICE??? MANY OF US DONT EVEN KNOW THE DOSAGE WE NEED WHEN IT COMES TO THE ACTIVE INGREDIENTS IN THESE LEAVES …WE JUST PREPARE AND DRINK LIKE A WHOLE CUP OR EVEN MORE…IN THEIR CONCENTRATED FORM!!!! THATS THE PROBLEM. SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT HERBS, WE DONT CONDEMN IT . WE ONLY CONDEMN THE INDISCRIMINATE USE OF THESE HERBS.
High blood pressure doesn’t happen suddenly; it develops over time. Various factors influence the onset of high blood pressure, and they include:
1️⃣ 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡 𝐢𝐧 𝐬𝐨𝐝𝐢𝐮𝐦: High sodium makes the kidney unable to remove fluid and waste products from the body effectively, and this increases the pressure of the blood vessels, eventually resulting in high blood pressure.
Foods high in sodium include ketchup, bacon, mustard, ham, cottage cheese, processed meat, canned foods, ready-made sauces, etc. The seasoning cubes used in flavouring foods also contain high amount of sodium.
2️⃣ 𝐒𝐦𝐨𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠: The nicotine from cigarettes damages the walls of the blood vessels. It also makes your blood more likely to clot and forces your heart to work harder. This puts more pressure on the blood vessels, thus leading to hypertension.
If you don’t smoke but stay around places where they smoke, you also put yourself at risk by inhaling the toxic carbon monoxide produced.
3️⃣ 𝐋𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐞𝐱𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐞: This makes the blood vessels stiff and narrow, thereby making blood flow inefficient. This eventually results in high blood pressure.
Also, physical inactivity puts one at risk of being obese, predisposing one to high blood pressure.
4️⃣ 𝐄𝐱𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐡𝐨𝐥: Alcohol causes the blood vessels to constrict and decreases the amount of fluid eliminated as urine. Over time, this results in increased blood pressure.
5️⃣ 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐜 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬: Stress can negatively influence one’s mood, eating habits, and sleep. When this happens for a long time, it can lead to high blood pressure.
6️⃣ 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐬 𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡 𝐢𝐧 𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐚𝐭: Consumption of these foods raises the cholesterol level in the blood. Excess cholesterol in the body builds up in the wall of the blood vessels, and this makes them narrower, thereby leading to increased pressure in pumping blood to organs in the body.
Foods high in saturated fat include processed meat, palm oil, vegetable (seed) oil, cheese, butter, pastries, chocolate, red meat, pork, cake, etc.
𝐍𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡 𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞, 𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐩𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐝 𝐢𝐭🙏🏾.
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P.S.S: In part 3, I will explain the blood pressure readings and share facts on hypertension.