Blood pressure is the frequency of force expended by the blood when it pushes outwards upon the arterial walls. If a persons blood pressure levels are noticeably high, they may be susceptible to several health issues like heart failure or a heart attack, diabetes, a stroke or metabolic syndrome.
A normal blood pressure reading should indicate a systolic pressure (top number) that's between 90 & 120, and a diastolic pressure (bottom number) between 60 & 80.
A number of factors contribute to high blood pressure, such as Stress, diet, smoking, genetics or a lack of exercise. Excessive consumption of Salt has already been established with high blood pressure too, however cutting your salt intake down and eating a diet rich in fruit & vegetables, whole Grains and low-fat dairy products can help to lower blood pressure levels.
Hawthorn is a traditional Chinese herbal remedy that is thought to reduce blood pressure and increase in blood circulation, while the mineral Magnesium has been shown to reduce blood pressure significantly. Ingredients such as Garlic and Ginger have the ability to lower your blood pressure too, as they encourage the blood vessels to relax and dilate. Cinnamon is a tasty alternative for those with diabetes to lower their blood pressure levels.