Nature’s Medicine Cabinet

Kids. Work. Stress. Lifestyle.  All of these can affect our blood pressure and heart health.  Often medication is needed to maintain control, but diet changes can also help.

imageSummertime is a great opportunity to find fresh fruits and vegetables that have a positive impact on lowering blood pressure, supporting a healthy heart, or reducing high cholesterol.

Check out the benefits of common fruits, veggies, and herbs found in your garden (or those from a generous neighbor!)

Antioxidants (important for fighting radicals & promoting respiratory health): asparagus, bell peppers, blueberries, cherries, raspberries

Lowering Blood Pressure: apricots, celery, garlic, sweet potatoes

Heart Health: blueberries, broccoli, garlic, leeks, oregano, tomatoes

Reducing Cholesterol: avocados, cilantro, garlic, kale, peas, tomatoes

imageThink of the garden as nature’s medicine cabinet!

Maybe this one doesn’t grow in your garden, but dark chocolate is a beneficial antioxidant, and good for lowering blood pressure and heart health.

Summer produce makes it easy to “eat the rainbow.” Indulge in nature’s candy for your healthiest body.

 

Darth Vader veggie photo credit: Peter Rubi’s

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