Jan 30

TACO TUESDAY: The Brain Warrior’s Way to Lower Your Blood Pressure! Hint: Walking on Sunshine

I’m Walking on Sunshine! Oh yea, It’s time to feel good!

Doctor Daniel G. Amen wrote a seriously helpful series of books, one of which is The Brain Warrior’s Way. In it he and his wife Tana, intelligently and yes ever so gently guide readers into taking care of their brains, thus also taking care of our bodies. The information is awesome, helpful, truthful and yes gathered from many sources, but it is wonderful to have all of this brain and body saving advice in one book.

Amen suggests that in order to live a long, healthy life, we must protect our brains. One of the things we have to do to live a long, happy life is to have an optimum blood pressure. Anything over 140 is considered risky, and is hypertension territory. I do know doctors want us to have our blood pressure lower than 120, but that is debatable.

Nine ways to lower your blood pressure according to Dr. Amen are:

Lose weight

Exercise every day

Reduce sugar and sodium intake

Eating foods high in omega-3 fatty acids.

Using deep breathing exercises and meditation.

Here’s where the TACO TUESDAY part truly comes in—-eating potassium rich foods like dark green leafy vegetables, pork, tilapia, kiwi, bananas, sweet potatoes  and more.

Cutting back or eliminating caffeine from our daily diets.

Getting 7 hours of sleep a night.

Optimizing our vitamin D level—-Walk outside on sunny days, garden, or ingest Vitamin D daily.

I never knew eating pork and getting vitamin D lowered blood pressure. Maybe Walking in Sunshine is truly a healthy habit we all should take up! Momzinga.com.

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