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Food Allergies From our research we have discovered that there may be a possible link between foods that cause migraines and high blood pressure. Dr. Ellen Grant, a neurologist in London, observed that when she took patients off foods that triggered migraines their blood pressure went down. If you have elevated blood pressure and suffer from migraines, eliminate foods that trigger the headaches and record what happens to your blood pressure.
Gout There appears to be a link between high blood pressure and gout. Some people who take blood pressure medicine, especially diuretics, have attacks of gout. This is because the medications cause a rise in uric acid.
Apple cider vinegar If the cause of your high blood pressure stems from eating too much protein with too little acid taken with it, two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water will drop the pressure from 20 to 40 points in half an hour. The protein in your diet creates alkalinity in your blood and causes it to be thicker. More pressure is required to push the thickened blood through the capillaries, so there may well be an increase in blood pressure. The acid in the vinegar thins the blood and therefore makes it easier for the heart to pump it through the body.
Beets Slice a raw beet and squeeze fresh lemon juice over it so that all surfaces are wet; refrigerate overnight and eat one slice per day. Your blood pressure should drop dramatically very quickly.