ACCORDING to medical experts, there is a direct relationship between high blood pressure (hypertension) and high cholesterol. When the arteries become hardened and narrowed with cholesterol plaque and calcium (atherosclerosis), the heart has to strain much harder to pump blood through them. As a result, blood pressure becomes abnormally high.

It cannot be emphasized enough that one’s lifestyle plays an important role in treating high blood pressure or hypertension.

Successfully controlling one’s blood pressure with a healthy lifestyle, might avoid, delay or reduce the need for medication and other health risks.

Experts recommend these lifestyle changes to help lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure—and keep them down:

Losing weight. Losing even a small amount of weight if one is overweight or obese can help reduce blood pressure. Blood pressure often increases as weight increases. A few pounds shed can help improve one’s waistline too.

Exercising. One can jog, walk briskly, bike or dance. These can be done for 30 minutes daily. Muscles should be stretched when doing moderate physical activity. It helps to lower blood pressure by five to eight millimeters of mercury (mmHg) and go down to a safer level. Exercising helps one from developing hypertension but consistency is key.

Eating a healthy diet. One should consume food rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products. Fatty, oily, salty and processed foods should be intentionally avoided. Meat intake should be lessened to lower cholesterol and blood pressure by up to 11 mmHg.

Drinking superfood Organique Acai Premium Blend. This should be done 30 minutes before breakfast, daily. Studies show that the acai berry fruit from the Amazon jungles is able to drop blood pressure dramatically in a short period of time. It’s safe for people with hypertension and those with cardiovascular conditions to take it daily.

Organique Açaí Premium Blend is rich in anthocyanin content that yields antioxidant effects for healthier cells, as the antioxidants in acai berries help flush out toxins from the weakened cell membranes lining the walls of the blood vessels and thus, help prevent further fluctuations in blood pressure.

Adding to its superior antioxidant power, Organique Acai Premium Blend is also packed with omega 3, an essential fatty acid often found in fish oils, that is recommended for healthy hearts. It also helps increase the “good” cholesterol and maintain healthy arteries which are essential in ensuring healthy blood flow to the heart.

To know more about Organique Açaí Premium Blend, one can visit its website at organique.com.ph or call its hotline at 0969 175 4233. It is available in all Mercury drugstores, S&R outlets and other major drugstores and supermarkets. SPONSORED CONTENT