If your doctor is pushing you to take blood pressure medications, you have a simple, natural, and healthier alternative.
This option was recently proven to be more effective than leading medications in lower high blood pressure and improve cholesterol level.
It all lies in a blend of two common oils that you probably already have in your kitchen.
Indian researchers presented a research paper at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions and revealed that sesame oil and rice bran oil had powerful blood pressure reduction properties.
Their subjects included 300 adults with moderately high-to-high blood pressure, with an average age of 57 years.
They divided these subjects into three groups. One received only nifedipine, a calcium-channel blocker, while another received an ounce of a 20% sesame/80% rice bran oil blend with their food every day. The third received both.
These are the findings:
1. Those who took only the medication experienced a 16-point drop in systolic pressure, and 12-point drop in diastolic pressure, and unchanged cholesterol levels.
2. Those who took only the oil blend experienced a 14-point drop in systolic pressure, and 11-point drop in diastolic pressure, a 26% drop in LDL (bad) cholesterol, and a 9.5% rise in HDL (good) cholesterol level.
3. Those who took both the medication and the oil blend experienced a 36-point drop in systolic pressure, a 24-point drop in diastolic pressure, a 27% drop in LDL (bad) cholesterol, and a 10.9% rise in HDL (good) cholesterol.
So, you see, taking the oil alone delivered pretty much the same drop effect in blood pressure as that of blood pressure medications – but this came without suffering the side effects that medications have. Plus, people also gained benefits in improved cholesterol level.
However, it is crucial that you buy oils, which are either unrefined or refined through a process that involves no hydrogenation. Hydrogenated cooking oil is one of the leading causes of high blood pressure and high cholesterol, while unrefined oils are normally called virgin or extra-virgin oil.
When oils are used above their ideal temperature, they smoke, burn, and give off chemicals that may bring about cancer over time. To avoid this, use sesame oils only in cold salads or add it to sauces once the sauces have been made and cooled down for a while.
Rice bran oil has a high smoking point of 232°C or 450°F and is therefore appropriate for oven roasting and deep frying.
However, if you need to lower your blood pressure by more than the 15 points that the oils delivered, you will need an even more powerful natural method.
And if your cholesterol is too high, discover how cutting out one single ingredient that you didn’t even know you were consuming will normalize your cholesterol level in weeks…