Here is what research has proven about the wonders of celery for lowering blood pressure. Celery contains phytochemicals known as phthalides (pronounced “thalides”. It is absolutely fascinating! phthalides include sedanenolide and 3n-butylphthalide or (3nB). This natural chemical, 3nb is responsible for the odor, flavor and has healing properties. It relaxes the muscle tissue in your artery walls which increases blood flow and voila, your blood pressure begins to lower. (we hope, there is always the exception for everything)
As a bonus 3nB has also been proven to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the formation of arterial plaque. This effect may increase the elasticity of the blood vessels which in turn lowers your blood pressure.
You can also add some unsalted almond butter for protein; it is high in monounsaturated fat -the good fat which is”healthy for the heart”.
Keep in mind this may not work for everyone who suffers with high blood pressure but then there are patients on medication that do not respond to the drugs. There are many variables and unknowns. The fact is that the research is proving that it is effective and definitely worth trying a very health approach to lower your blood pressure.
I always include this: Don’t just take me at my word, in fact don’t just take any drug at the word of a physician. Do your own research and get the knowledge. We all should be researching side effects of a drug we are given. Educate yourself on every possible healthy way to treat an ailment first. Never go off medication without getting advice from your doctor before doing so. Some medication requires doctor supervision and a titration down on dosage.