Boston University researchers reveal an often-missed culprit is uric acid — the same troublemaker that causes gout. Uric acid is a normal waste product of metabolism, but if your blood level gets too high and your kidneys can’t flush it out, this compound can tighten your arteries, causing blood pressure to soar. The good news: Six studies suggest lowering your uric acid level can help you trim up to 22 points off your blood pressure. And it’s easy!
- Refill your glass with water
- Snack on berries
- Try celery seed*
- Flush away trouble with diary servings
My 2 cents:
These is always a cause for high blood pressure. Uric acid is one (as above). Another is stress. If you have body ache and pain, like on your shoulder, arms, neck, removing the ache and pain will most likely reduce your high blood pressure.
* celery seed - some people may have gastric or stomach discomfort when eating too much celery. Celery is good for inflammation, so eat in smaller portion instead of not eating it. For example if you are taking the celery seed supplement, take 1/4 or 1/2 instead of the whole tablet.
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