Lower High Blood Pressure With These 6 Drinks

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Heart failure is real, and it often begins with high blood pressure – a silent killer in the African American community.

If you aren’t experiencing high blood pressure, then you most likely know someone who is. According to the American Heart Association, more than 40 percent of Blacks are living with high blood pressure. Blacks have the highest prevalence of the disease than any other race.

READ: 6 Easy Ways To Prevent & Control High Blood Pressure

Some experts believe, however, that one vegetable is the key to preventing heart diseases such as high blood pressure.

Beet Juice

Researchers found the link between a stiffening heart and high blood pressure, which makes the heart muscle thicken.

In the 2010 study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, experts learned that a half a liter of beet juice can do wonders for a young man’s diet. It improved their exercise and performance each day.

Another study, in 2011, found that people ages 54 to 80 also improved their peripheral vascular disease with beet juice.

Here are some additional drinks that can help people with hypertension:


This is the healthiest way to manage hypertension, of course. But you already knew that. With dehydration, blood vessels can constrict and the body goes into water saving mode. Therefore, the body reduces the amount of water loss through sweat, urination and breathing. Your heart works harder, and your blood pressure goes up.

Water will help prevent chronic dehydrations and your blood vessels from tightening.

Hibiscus tea

Hibiscus is packed with bioactive phytochemicals, which are natural ACE inhibitors. Studies show that this tea can be used to lower blood pressure.