Eat like a vegetarian once a week to reduce your blood pressure by four points. Watch this video with Cheryl Forberg the Nutritionist for The Biggest Loser.
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Foods that Lower Blood Pressure Cheryl Forberg Registered Dietician Hi I’m Cheryl Forberg prevention advisor and nutritionist for the Biggest Loser. A diet including natural foods such as beans, whole grains and some soy foods will do more than helping lose weight. These foods may also help your blood pressure and check because of their high levels of glutamic acid. A recent study found that a 5% increase of glutamic acid can help reduce blood pressure by up to 4 points to achieve this try eating like a vegetarian ones a week. For breakfast instead of bacon and eggs have cereal and a protein pack smoothie. For lunch choose a black bean burger instead of beef and whenever possible choose barley, Bulgur or whole grains over white rice. When cutting back on meat, be sure you get enough protein. I like to have a protein rich smoothie for breakfast or as a snack. If you have a sweet tooth you’ll love my delicious nutty chocolate shake. First measure 1 cup of very cold fat free soy or almond milk into the jar of a blender or bowl of a food processor, then add 1/3 cup of soft silken tofu. Then add one very ripe peeled and frozen banana and 1-1/2 tablespoons of natural cocoa powder and if you like it extra sweet you can add a teaspoon of agave nectar. Then add a ½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract and 4 ice cubes combine all ingredients and serve immediately.
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