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Vitamin C may lower blood pressure

Vitamin C- May lower Your Blood Pressure

Vitamin C is an antioxidant, helping to neutralise cell-damage & free radicals. Research has shown that  antioxidants may help in  the reduction of high blood pressure, by protecting the body’s supply of nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels.

The possibility of a natural agent being able to lower blood pressure and help prevent heart disease is certainly worth noting, especially when you consider the damage that many, if not most, drugs can do.

Previous research has also confirmed that adding vitamin C to your diet may help to reverse the degenerative process caused by free radicals, resulting in lower blood pressure levels. If deciding on                         supplement, remember  that Vitamin C is water soluble and therefore you will need to supplement a three times a day.

Get enough fruits and vegetables     

Eat more: Oranges, Red Capsicum, Kale, Brussel sprouts, broccoli,                 strawberries, grapefruit and guava.

Interesting facts           

Ascorbic” means “without-scurvy”, which was ascorbic acid’s, Vitamin C original claim to fame. We don’t see scurvy too much these days, due to education, improved nutrition

Vitamin C may also give extra boost to other antioxidants, like catechins, which are naturally occurring antioxidants found in green tea.

It is important to realise, these nutrients are not the cure for high blood pressure, although they may provide some protection while you address the main causes of your problem.