Subscribe to Boldsky

Does Cucumber Garlic Salad Curb BP?

Posted By:
Subscribe to Boldsky

High blood pressure is a bad thing. It could even cause heart problems and other life-threatening situations. When your arteries are narrow and when your heart pumps in more blood that is when your blood pressure increases.

Also Read: What Happens To You When You Walk?

Many surveys claim that more than 30% of middle aged people suffer this condition and today even some youngsters are complaining about high BP. Both cholesterol issues and lifetsyle habits like inactivity, poor diet and stress can cause high BP.

Also Read: What Happens If You Eat Watermelon Seeds

Now, let us discuss about a home remedy which is a simple salad that lowers cholesterol and also controls high blood pressure. A salad with cucumber and garlics would do the job.


The Ingredients You'll Require

In order to prepare this cucumber garlic salad, you'll require a cucumber, 3-4 garlic cloves, a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and some water.


How To Prepare It

Crush the garlic and slice the cucumber. Mix both of them thoroughly in a bowl and add a few drops of apple cider vinegar. Sprinkle two drops of water and mix it again. Its ready to eat.


Why Cucumber?

Cucumbers contains magnesium, potassium, fibre and of course, lots of water. The potassium content in cucumbers can maintain sodium levels in your body to prevent atherosclerosis.


What Does The Fibre In Cucumber Do?

Fibre content can minimise cholesterol, regulate your blood pressure, help in losing weight and also prevent type 2 diabetes.


The Role Of Garlic

Raw garlic is a good remedy for blood pressure issues, cholesterol issues, heart issues and even blood circulation issues.


What Is Allicin?

Allicin is a compound present in garlic that helps in regulating your blood pressure. Garlic also helps in reducing bad cholesterol.


How Often To Eat?

Prepare this salad on a daily basis and eat it at least 5 days a week to boost your heart health and prevent blood pressure issues.

Read more about: health, wellness
Story first published: Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 13:05 [IST]
Please Wait while comments are loading...
Subscribe Newsletter