Foods & Essential Oils for High Blood Pressure

October 15, 2016

Factors that are thought to influence high blood pressure readings include being over weight, not doing enough exercise, eating a diet high in salt or having an underlying medical condition. Life-style can also elevate blood pressure if it is high in stress and low in sleep. Certain types of exercise done on a regular basis can raise blood pressure, such as weight training. It is also worth noting that some natural supplements and herbal teas can also raise your blood pressure so just because something is natural doesn’t always mean it’s good for you! Coping with pain on a daily basis also raises blood pressure and this has lead me to seek out some of the best blood pressure lowering foods and essential oils which I have shared below. Click on the links to find an excellent source of the food or essential oil mentioned.

Omega 3 fats (especially from fish, pumpkin & chia seeds)
Cocoa (dark chocolate)
Olive oil
Garlic (2 cloves)
Oats and soluble fibre
Sesame oil
Potassium rich fruits and vegetables (avocado, sweet potato, spinach, dried apricots, acorn squash, coconut water, kefir or yoghurt, banana, white beans & mushrooms)
Kiwi fruit
Blueberries and other berries (antioxidant rich foods)
Lemon Oil (high in vitamin C)
Herbs and Spices (turmeric)
Beans & lentils
Melissa (lemon balm)
Ylang Ylang

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