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Some Spices That Lower Blood Pressure

Earlier, doctors used to advise blood pressure patients to not take herbs and spices. But, now you can do away with this advice as it has now been proved that herbs and spices help to bring down your blood pressure. Spices not only improve the taste of your meal but also the overall health. According to the latest research led by Suzanna,Zick of University of Michigan, spices such as garlic, allspices, pepper, nutmeg, rosemary, cinnamon, ginger and cayenne pepper help in lowering down your blood pressure.

Let's have a look at some of these spices and how they help control your blood pressure.

Swap sugar with cinnamon-  Cinnamon can replace sugar in your diet. It tastes like sugar and helps lower down blood pressure. Warm spices like cinnamon, allspice and cayenne pepper assist in controlling blood circulation throughout the body. They also help transport the blood from the center of the body to the skin.
 
The use of garlic- Garlic plays a very important role in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels. You can take up to three medium sized cloves of garlic everyday. For maximum benefits, use only fresh garlic as dried garlic is devoid of its important healthy components.

Eat ginger- When you chew ginger, the substance called gingerols comes out of it. Gingerols decreases the oxidant substance in your digestive system and keeps you away from nausea and high blood pressure.

Swap salt with rosemary- Rosemary plays multiple roles. It helps to improve the memory and also adds natural flavor to your meal. At the same time, it also helps lower down the blood pressure in your body.

Eat curry- Use curry in order to fight high blood pressure.