Apple cider vinegar & blood pressure
Does apple cider vinegar lower blood pressure?
Willy’s organic apple cider vinegar may help lower blood pressure by relaxing and dilating blood vessels.
What is blood pressure?
Blood pressure is the measure of force from your heart used to pump blood around your body.
How is blood pressure measured?
Measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg), your blood pressure is given as two figures:
– Systolic – the pressure when your heart pushes blood out
– Diastolic – the pressure of your resting heartbeat
The ideal blood pressure measurement would be between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg.
What causes low blood pressure?
Although less common, low blood pressure can often be found as a side effect of medicines. If you have underlying conditions such as dehydration and heart failure, you may find that you also have low blood pressure, too.
Low blood pressure is usually considered to be between 90/60mmHg or even lower!
What causes high blood pressure?
Also referred to as hypertension, high blood pressure is a result of high pressure in your blood vessels.
There can be many causes of high blood pressure such as smoking, drinking alcohol in excessive amounts, being overweight and not doing enough exercise.
High blood pressure is usually considered to be between 140 and 90mmHg or even higher!
Apple Cider vinegar blood pressure benefits
ACV and high blood pressure is the perfect combination.
There are many natural cures for high blood pressure. Apple cider vinegar has been used for years to treat various health conditions, even the Greek doctor Hippocrates used ACV to clean wounds!
Studies show that apple cider vinegar and a combination of an overall healthy lifestyle is great to use as a treatment for lowering blood pressure and improving heart health.
Check out one of our apple cider vinegar blood pressure testimonials…
“I’ve bought many premium ACV’s this year to lose weight and be healthier via fasting. This is in a class of it’s own, it tastes of apples and I enjoy drinking it in water. The others I tried are vinegar medicine. I have lost 8kg in 10weeks and ACV basically sates my appetite and my heart rate dropped by 10bpm resting. Go figure that out. Reduced Blood pressure? Bottom line you have to enjoy drinking ACV or you will quit. If I picked fault, the apple juice tastes better flat than fizzy.”Marc – Trustpilot.
how to use apple cider vinegar for high blood pressure
Made by fermenting sugar from natural yeast and bacteria, a compound called acetic acid gets created. Acetic acid has been shown to have antimicrobial properties and can also contain acids: lactic, citric and malic; all of which give the signature sour taste to vinegar.
The acetic acid found in apple cider vinegar has been shown to decrease blood pressure and in an enzyme, renin. Many researchers believe that the lowering of renin is what causes a decline in blood pressure. The acetic acid in ACV may also help with absorbing calcium too!
As previously mentioned, being overweight can often result in high blood pressure. Consuming ACV in dressings, instead of a high-fat or salt dressing, could be a great alternative. We recommend lowering your salt intake and using ACV in place of salt as a taste enhancer in your meals.
Apple cider vinegar blood pressure dosage
The correct ACV dosage for high blood pressure is a must. We suggest consuming 25ml of apple cider vinegar daily to lower blood pressure in a variety of ways, such as:
– Drizzling it over meat and veg
– Adding it to a smoothie
– Mixing it in with some water and honey
– Drinking a shot of ACV in the morning instead of having a caffeinated drink such as coffee
– Mix with olive oil to use a salad dressing
Other blood pressure remedies
– Blueberries and strawberries. Great source of anthocyanins (antioxidant compound)
– Bananas. Potassium plays a vital role in managing hypertension, so you may increase your potassium intake.
– Beetroot. The levels of inorganic nitrate in beetroot can reduce blood pressure.
– Leafy green veg such as cabbage, kale and spinach. Leafy veg is rich in nitrates, helping manage blood pressure.
What should I avoid if I have high blood pressure?
The following is what we’d suggest reducing your daily intake of, as these are what have been found to increase blood pressure levels.
– Sodium. Ingredients such as salt are exactly what you should be avoided if suffering from hypertension.
– Caffeine. Drinks such as tea, coffee and energy drinks have been known to cause short-term spikes in your blood pressure.
– Alcohol. We recommend drinking in moderation and avoid ‘binge’ drinking and consuming alcohol in excessive amounts. Drinking excessively can increase your risk of obesity, cancer and heart failure.