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Treat Hypertension With Low Carb Diet

Treat Hypertension With Low Carb Diet
December 23, 2010 Patrick Nemechek, D.O.

A reduction in carbohydrate consumption has been shown to be more effective in lowering blood pressure than eating a low fat diet.

The study compared low carbohydrate diet with a low fat diet that was combined with a weight loss drug.

The low carbohydrate diet groupĀ was much more effective than the low fat diet plus weight loss drug regimenĀ in reducing blood pressure in spite of the fact that both groupsĀ had the same amount of weight loss.

So, if you’re hoping to get off your blood pressure medication by changing your lifestyle, these are the things your need to try to do.

  1. Reduce your carbohydrate intake to at least 100 grams of net carbohydrates (grams of total carbs – grams of fiber) per day.
  2. Eliminate Tobacco
  3. Exercise for an average of 30 minutes every day or 1 hour every other day.

Doing these few things will slowly but consistently reduce your blood pressure to normal over a few to several months.

The vast majority of my patients who tired this have been able to completely eliminate their blood pressure medications.

Be patient, it can take a few to several months to see significant results.Ā  But if you stay focused, your blood pressure will not only consistentlyĀ decrease to normal but you will also feel better than you have in a long time.

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