High blood pressure or also known as hypertension is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke which are the first and third leading cause of death in the world. Hence, it is necessary for us to prevent high blood pressure by keeping the blood pressure in a normal range.
The normal blood pressure is 120/80 mmHg, where ‘120’ is systolic pressure (as the heart beats) and ’80’ is diastolic pressure (as the heart relaxes between beats). If your blood pressure is between 120/80 mmHg and 139/89 mmHG, then it is a prehypertension, meaning you don’t have hypertension but you are likely to develop it. If it is above 140/90 mmHg then it is a hypertension. By including some foods below into your diet, can really help in keeping your weight under control, reducing high blood pressure and improving your overall health.
Carrots are high in potassium and beta-carotene which have been shown to be effective in reducing high blood pressure that can lead to heart disease. Carrot juice helps maintain normal blood pressure by regulating heart and kidney functions.