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Preventative Management of High Blood Pressure

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Preventative Management of High Blood Pressure

Reducing High Blood Pressure

With Potassium, Magnesium and L-Arginine

You have high blood pressure and need to monitor these levels closely.

As a result you Google “Hypertension” “High Blood Pressure problems” to discover high blood pressure can lead to things such as a heart attack, kidney & heart disease, sexual dysfunction, vision loss or worse… a stroke.

Your provider suggest changing your diet as the first step in fighting HBP. They know the Standard American Diet is high in processed foods and refine. So, what’s the first step?

First, working towards eating a whole foods plant based or Paleo diet will reduce these contributions. We know that potassium reduces blood pressure and your average American does not eat enough. Furthermore, a result of increasing the amount of potassium in your diet to 4,800 – 5,000mg will decrease BP levels and increase life expectancy. Combining that with a diet high in Magnesium and L-Arginine amino acids only betters your chance of lowering that high blood pressure. Thrive Wellness is dedicated towards treating the cause of problems rather than the effects of the disease. These helpful charts identify foods high in potassium, magnesium and L-Arginine
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Food

Measurement

Potassium, mg

Potato, baked, flesh and skin

1 potato

1081

Halibut, cooked w/dry heat

1/2 fillet

840

Plantains, cooked

1 cup

716

Rockfish, cooked w/dry heat

1 fillet

696

Sweet potato, baked, flesh and skin

1 potato

694

Beet greens, boiled

1/2 cup

654

Sockeye salmon

1/2 fillet

632

Parsnips

1 cup

573

Pumpkin

1 cup

564

Kohlrabi

1 cup

561

Roasted duck

1/2 duck

571

Mushrooms, white

1 cup

555

Bananas

1 cup

537

Tomatoes, canned, stewed

1 cup

528

 

Food

Measurement

Magnesium, mg

Leafy Greens

1 cup

157

Nuts / Seeds

1/2 cup

150

Beans

1 cup

148

Whole Grains

1/2 cup

43

Fish Mackerel

3 oz.

83

 

Food

Measurement

L-arginine, gm

Turkey Breast

3 oz.

2

Pumpkin Seeds

1/2 cup

7 gm

Soybeans

1/2 cup

4 gm

Chickpeas

1 cup

1.3 gm

Lentil

1 cup

1.3 gm

 
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Stephen Fogg

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