Blood pressure is given in millimeters of mercury, abbreviated mmHg. It consists of a maximum value during the tension phase and minimum value during the relaxation phase of the heart. The blood pressure of 120/80 mm Hg is called normal. From the values of 140/90 mm Hg, one speaks of high blood pressure. It is estimated that around a third of the German population suffers from it.
Too high blood pressure is a risk factor for other diseases such as heart attacks or strokes. But are you really aware that 50% of these complications could be prevented if something was done early to combat hypertension? You can easily do something about it personally. Because the most effective way is a healthy lifestyle. We show you 17 tips on how to lower your blood pressure without medication.
17. Enjoy watermelon more often
Watermelons are 95% water. But as many of you probably know, the summer fruit is still rich in nutrients. Perhaps you are already enjoying the watermelon as a healthy snack in summer. Because on the one hand, it is rich in vitamins and fiber. On the other hand, it is also low in calories and therefore a perfect snack.
But did you also know that regular consumption of watermelons can also help your blood pressure? The watermelon has the highest content of the amino acid L-citrulline of all foods. This is converted into arginine in the body. Arginine dilates the blood vessels and has a regulating effect on blood pressure.