This information was gathered from our new iPhone App.( ©Victoria Boutenko, 2010)
Compiled by Victoria Boutenko based on www.NutritionData.com
Often you ask me which fruits, greens, or veggies are good for particular illnesses. Recently I have created such program that answers many of these questions. So far it is available only on iPhones. We are currently working on the website that will make all of this data available to anyone. We are planning to release this website in March, 2011. We will keep you informed. Meanwhile, I will be sending to you some useful fragments of this program. The following tips can help recover from high blood pressure. Let food be thy medicine!
Strawberries provide an excellent source of Vitamins C and K, fiber, and flavonoids. They also offer a very good source of vitamin B1, iodine, manganese,and pantothenic acid. Strawberries are also a good source of vitamin B6, folic acid, and biotin. Strawberries have been linked with numerous health benefits, one of which is high blood pressure.
Tomatoes are a very good source of potassium and niacin, Vitamin B6, and folate. Niacin has been used for years as a safe way to lower high cholesterol levels. Diets rich in potassium have been shown to lower high blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease. Vitamin B6 and folate are both needed by the body to convert a potentially dangerous chemical called homocysteine into other, benign molecules. High levels of homocysteine, which can directly damage blood vessel walls, are associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. All of these nutrients work together to make tomatoes a truly heart-healthy food.
Cucumber is a very good source of potassium, an important intra-cellular electrolyte. Potassium helps reduce blood pressure and heart rates by countering effects of sodium. Cucumbers have mild diuretic property due to their high water content, which is helpful in checking weight loss and high blood pressure.
Guavas are low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium, They are high in dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, potassium, copper and manganese. Guava has been found to be beneficial for people suffering from a number of ailments, one of which is, high blood pressure.
Green onions are rich in chromium, Vitamin C, fiber, manganese, Vitamin B 6, tryptophan, folate, potassium, phosphorus, and copper. Among other healing properties, green onions lower blood sugar, decrease risk of high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Wheatgrass is one of nature's superfoods. Wheatgrass juice contains power-packed nutrition and healing properties in a concentrated and easily assimilated form. Wheatgrass contains vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and large amounts of chlorophyll. Wheatgrass juice contains most of the vitamins and minerals needed for human maintenance. It is a whole meal and a complete protein with about 30 enzymes and is approximately 70% crude chlorophyll. Wheatgrass is also an excellent source of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulfur, cobalt, and zinc. Wheatgrass juice enhances the blood capillaries, thereby reducing high blood pressure. And improves blood formation. It is useful for the long list of other conditions.
Last month Valya and I went to San Diego and met with Benjamin Garnica and his family. Benjamin lived exclusively on green smoothies for 75 days and broke his fast on January 1st. enjoy this 5-minute video and become inspired:
We now receive countless emails from all over the world with wonderful testimonials about the benefits of green smoothie drinking. Victoria's book "Green for Life" has already been translated into 26 languages. This book explains why regular consumption of greens is important for human health. By the way, do you remember reading in the first chapter of this book about Alexander Suvorov, who was blind and deaf almost since birth? Many people asked about him and what he is doing now. Next week Victoria is flying to Moscow and will be meeting with this amazing man. We will share about this meeting in February.
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The book "Green Smoothie Revolution" provides helpful guidelines for drinking green smoothies, such as when and how much green smoothies to consume for best results. This book contains 200 recipes for various purposes, for example, for beginners, for children, for advanced smoothie drinkers, for pets, etc.
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With Green Love,
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