Sunday, February 27, 2011
Can Green Tea Regulate Blood Pressure?
Through the years people have searched for holistic remedies to cure high blood pressure also referred to as HBP. It has been an eye opener and documented that Green Tea can assist in lowering high blood pressure, the reason for its success is that Green Tea inhibits ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) and lowers blood pressure without the nasty side effects.
There are many factors that can contribute to Hypertension lack of physical activity; smoking, obesity, and chronic alcohol consumption are just a few. To successfully reduce HBP a lifestyle change is necessary and adding tea into your daily dietary regiment would assist in reducing high blood pressure.
ACE is the name of the enzyme that begins the chain reaction that causes the tiny muscles surrounding the arteries to compress down, making the arteries smaller and increasing blood pressure.
Green Tea can assist in the reduction of the narrowing of the arteries, and assist in reducing hypertension. If you are suffering with HBP and currently taking medications to reduce your pressure to normal levels, perhaps looking into natural remedies of tea would be an option for you. Your medical provider will probably say that you will have to remain on medication for the rest of your life; however that is not always the case.
If you are willing to try natural remedies such as a life style change in your dietary and exercise habits healthier pressure could be in your future. Another life style change will also be required and that is losing weight, and green tea can assist with that as well.
Also it is important to state that the reduction of salt is also important in reducing HBP. There have been studies that have shown dropping about eight pounds and reducing sodium intake by 25 percent allowed half of the participants to lower their blood pressures enough to stop taking medications.
It has also been established that the catechins in tea has significantly lowered blood pressure and triglyceride levels, while raising the "good." It is clear that Green Tea is an effective aid in changing lives one cup at a time.