Each time your heart beats, blood is pumped through your arteries and veins, which are the blood vessels of your circulatory system. Arterial blood pressure is created by the force exerted by the blood against the artery walls, as they carry blood around your body.

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is when the pressure of the blood being pumped through your arteries is higher than it should be.

High blood pressure or hypertension has been called the “silent killer”, because it often has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people do not even know they have it.

Over time, the constant pressure overload causes accumulating damage that eventually becomes more than your circulatory system can handle, often leading to serious health problems.

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Foods that can help.

Here’s a few foods that can actually help to lower your blood pressure:

Green leafy vegetables
Salmon, Halibut, Tuna
Beans and Lentils
Dark Chocolate
Flax seeds

When you get your blood pressure taken, and they tell you it’s like 140/90mmHg, that means that the pressure against the wall of your arteries when your heart beats is 140mmHg (millimeters of mercury), and the pressure against the walls of your arteries when your heart is at rest is 90 mmHg. Consistent high blood pressure can lead to all kinds of damage to the body. The normal is 120/80 or lower.

Eating too much salt makes it hard for our kidneys to remove water. Your kidney is what keeps your bodies fluid balanced, filters your blood, removes waste, and maintains the right levels of electrolytes. All of the blood in your body passes through them several times a day. Blood comes into the kidney, waste gets removed, and salt, water, and minerals are adjusted, if needed.

Actually protein powder is not the easiest thing for your body to break down, I actually know people that ended up on the hospital from not drinking enough water during the times they had protein shakes. Ever mix a protein powder, but didn’t mix it enough? It’s all hard and clumpy, you don’t want that to happen to your kidneys.

Waste products in the blood can reach hazardous levels, so when some ones kidneys start failing that need to get dialysis.

The average adult needs 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day.

Athletes building muscle mass need 1.5 to 2.0 grams per kilogram of body weight per day.

And No, jogging to work while wearing wrist weights does not make you a professional athlete…

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