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Grandpa Wally stalks High Blood Pressure.

As I was cashing out the other day at the local health food store where I’m a regular customer, the young lady cashier asked me if I would recommend a book on how to lower blood pressure with food.

I said: “You don’t need a whole book on this. It’s easy. Just eat 4 stalks of celery every day to lower your high blood pressure.”

This recommendation isn’t anything new: Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have been prescribing celery or celery root to patients with high blood pressure for more than a century.

Many folks have no idea that a simple food like celery can have such striking health benefits.

There are many foods and nutrients that have beneficial effects on high blood pressure. And I will cover more of them in a later post. But today I focus on the common household vegetable known as celery, a powerful tool for use in treating high blood pressure naturally.

Celery has qualities that reduce stress, inflammation, and widen blood vessels, making it easier for blood to travel along the miles of arteries and veins in our bodies.

Celery contains high levels of calcium, magnesium, potassium and an active compound called phthalide (3-n-butylphtalide [3nb] ), a compound that gives celery its unique aroma and taste, and perhaps the most significant of the blood-pressure-lowering ingredients in celery. Phthalides have been found to relax the smooth muscles on the inner walls of your blood vessels, allowing them to dilate, which facilitates healthy blood flow at lower pressure.

Another ingredient in celery is called coumarin. The high levels of coumarins in celery bolster the body’s immunity and enhance the body’s resistance to infection by stimulating white blood cell activity, reducing stress hormones and fending off free-radicals.

And celery possesses another property known as apigenin, a bioflavonoid found in green leafy vegetables, as well as in apples, oranges, nuts and other plants.

Apigenin is an anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, anti-oxidant, anti-carcinogenic, and antiseptic. Apigenin also promotes blood vessel elasticity and thereby facilitates lower blood pressure.

So … with these chemical properties in profusion, celery is one of the strongest candidates of foods for lowering high blood pressure.

Eating at least four stalks a day will help keep your blood pressure under control.

I asked the young lady to try it and report to me her results at the end of the month, which she agreed to do. So I will share her story with you when she reports back to me later in the year.

BUT, if you are suffering high blood pressure, why not try 4 stalks of celery each day for about one month … and then report back to Grandpa Wally with your results?

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