In addition to the changes outlined here it is also important that you reduce the amount of salt in your diet.
Potassium and calcium to combat high blood pressure
The Manna diet recommends increasing your dietary intake of potassium and calcium. Potassium can be found in all the food groups – fruit and vegetable sources include oranges, pears, acorn squash, and spinach, as well as potatoes.
Dairy products are excellent sources too, as are protein foods such as red meat, poultry, and pulses. Dairy products are, of course, rich in calcium (opt for the lower fat versions), as are green leafy vegetables such as kale and broccoli.
Alcohol and high blood pressure
People who drink large amounts of alcohol are more likely to develop high blood pressure, whereas small amounts of alcohol raise HDL-cholesterol levels and are beneficial for cardiovascular health.
Larger amounts of alcohol cause blood vessels to constrict or narrow, forcing the heart to pump harder. Alcohol can thus raise your blood pressure and make your high blood pressure more difficult to manage.
Sugar and high blood pressure
Eating too much sodium can push your blood pressure into the danger zone. Now, researchers are reporting that eating too many sweets–or drinking too much soda–may have a similar effect.
People who consume a diet high in fructose, a type of sugar and a key ingredient in high-fructose corn syrup, are more likely to have high blood pressure (hypertension), according to a new study.
Drinking 2.5 cans or more of non-diet soda per day–or consuming an equivalent amount of fructose from other foods–increases your risk of hypertension by at least 30 percent, the study found.
What’s more, the increased risk appears to be independent of other dietary habits, including sodium, carbohydrate and overall calorie intake.
Manna diet for high blood pressure
The Manna diet for people with high blood pressure promotes increasing the intake of potassium and calcium in your diet by eating plenty of fruits and vegetables and low-fat dairy products.
Meat portions are limited, and nuts provide magnesium and additional fibre. Saturated fat intake is limited to less than seven per cent of total calories, and cholesterol to less than 200mg per day. Sugar and sweets can be eaten only sparingly.
Research shows that people on the diet were able to reduce their diastolic blood pressure (the lower measurement of blood pressure, taken between heartbeats when the heart is relaxed) by up to 5mmHg, regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, or initial blood pressure levels.
For those with high blood pressure that ranged from 140/90 to 159/99mmHg, the diet’s effectiveness was similar to that of medication for high blood pressure.
Manna Blood Circulation Support for high blood pressure
This product were formulated to enhance blood flow through widening the arteries and assisting the dissolving process of accumulated cholesterol deposits on the inside walls of the arteries.