Debbie Strauch - Wellness Director in Senior Living

The term ‘blood pressure’ refers to the force of blood as it moves through the arteries. This pressure does not remain constant, but when it stays high for a significant period of time, it is referred to as ‘high blood pressure’ or hypertension. The condition can lead to heart attacks, strokes and aneurysms. This list is useful for anyone trying to avoid or alleviate this life threatening condition:      

1.  Spinach

Spinach is known to be a very good source of magnesium, which not only offers protection from heart disease, but can also reduce blood pressure. Additionally, the folate in spinach can protect the body from homocysteine by making the chemical harmless. Studies have indicated that high levels of this amino acid (homocysteine) can cause heart attacks and strokes.

2.  Sunflower Seeds

This is another good way to ensure that you are getting your recommended intake of magnesium…

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