11 Natural Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure

11 Natural Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure - High blood pressure-also known as hypertension or “the silent killer”-affects 1 in 3 adult Americans, or roughly 67 million people, and that number only continues to grow. Read on here to learn about the 11 remedies to lower high blood pressure and 2 video clips on how to lower high blood pressure naturally.
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Read on here to learn about the 11 remedies to lower high blood pressure and 2 video clips on how to lower high blood pressure naturally.


High blood pressure-also known as hypertension or “the silent killer”-affects 1 in 3 adult Americans, or roughly 67 million people, and that number only continues to grow.


90-95% of cases are known as primary hypertension, which is hypertension with no underlying medical cause. The small left-over percentage is caused by conditions such as kidney disease. But what is this mysterious silent killer?


Blood and its circulation are vital to sustain life. They supply crucial nutrients and oxygen to all the cells and organs in our body. They also remove waste and carbon dioxide. When the heart beats it creates pressure that pushes blood through your arteries and veins. This pressure, if you haven’t guessed, is our blood pressure.


Two forces pump the blood through our bodies, the first being created by the heart pumping blood out into the arteries, and the second occurs when the heart rests between beats and blood is drawn back into the muscle. When your blood pressure rises, damage can occur that upsets this system.


If you have hypertension, your heart has to work extra hard to pump blood through the body. And while healthy arteries are made of semi-flexible muscle, the force of high blood pressure will lead to overstretching their walls.


This overstretching can lead to tiny tears in blood vessels (known as vascular scarring) that leaves tissue that catch things such as cholesterol/plaque, and other blood cells. Building off of the latter, this leads to an increased risk of blood clots. The walls will also become weakened over time.


Tissue damage from being oxygen depleted occurs in parts of the arteries on the other side of a blockage or build-up of plaque, depriving it of fresh oxygenated blood, and heart attacks and strokes are the result if the pressure becomes too high.


Before starting drug therapy, try lifestyle changes and some home remedies for high blood pressure. Not surprisingly, things such as diet and exercise play a big role in lowering blood pressure, so always keep those two things at the forefront of your mind. Medications can be harsh, and while best avoided if possible, if you are on them, know that natural remedies can interfere with their functioning.


Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure #Tip 1 –  Cut the Salt


Salt is not the problem when it comes to high blood pressure, per say, but rather its chemical component sodium. A little bit is fine, but too much sodium disrupts the balance of fluid in the body.


To “flush” the excess salt from your system, water is drawn from surrounding tissues. The higher volume of liquid results in the heart working harder to pump the blood-hence, high blood pressure.


Sure we use a lot of table salt on our foods, but still, that amount isn’t enough to account for the rise in blood pressure. Actually, only 6% of our salt consumption comes from the table shaker. The vast amounts of salt we consume daily (on average 1-2 generous teaspoons) couldn’t possibly be caused by the salt we sprinkle on our food alone.


No you have to dig a little bit more to get to the source-processed foods. Such an extraordinary quantity of excess salt is added into processed foods it’s easy to stray over the healthy limit of sodium intake.


A specific example-a single microwave “roast turkey” meal can have salt in the meat, the flavoring, the gravy, the stuffing, and the potatoes, to equal a whopping 5,400 milligrams of sodium. The utmost maximum daily limited is listed at 2,300 milligrams-even less for African Americans, men, and anyone over the age of 51.


If you fall into one of those categories, you should only consume less than ½ teaspoon a day. Even foods that are labelled low-fat or low in sugar can still contain a boatload of sodium. Food companies do this to, logically, increase the value of their products. We get hooked on the flavor. Of all the flavors (sweet, sour, etc.,) it is the hardest to live without. How do you fight it to lower your blood pressure?


You will need…

-the power of will



In short, slowly add less and less to your cooking. And of course, read the labels on the food you buy carefully. Remember the number 2,300 for daily intake of sodium-any higher than that, and it’s a no-go.


You’ll find yourself turning to home cooked meals, where you can control the amount of salt added, instead of processed foods. Stick with it, and you will find if you go back to an excess amount of salt after adjusting your taste buds to less, you will be close to repulsed at the flavor.


Intensive research has shown that the more salt you eat, the more you need. If you eat less salt, you only need to add less to your food or have less in your food, to be satisfied with a smaller amount.


We are not born liking salt. A baby will get joy from a droplet of sugar water, but there is no taste, no craving, for salt until 6 months of age. When studied children were fed salty foods, versus children who ate more fruits and vegetables, a craving was created in the former group where none existed before.


These cravings can shape you’re eating habits for years. Soups, chips, crackers, pizza, sauces, fries, etc. etc., it’s easy for even the young generations to get hooked on salt at an early age. Keep your wits about you!


Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure #Tip 2 – Sip Some Hibiscus


Cultures across the world have used hibiscus to naturally manage blood pressure, but it wasn’t until the past decade that studies were actually conducted that showed there was more to the remedy than just folklore.


First, hibiscus acts as a diuretic, which draws sodium from the bloodstream, thus decreasing the pressure on the arterial walls. Even more interesting is how it can mimic angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.


ACE inhibitors are a common group of pharmaceutical drugs used to treat high blood pressure. They work by hampering the angiotensin-converting enzyme, which plays a crucial role in the renin-angiotensin system- a hormone system that regulates blood pressure and fluid balance.


As a result of this inhibition, blood vessels relax and blood volume is lowered, decreasing blood pressure. While certainly not as potent as those ACE drugs prescribed, it can still be surprisingly effective.


You will need…

-1-2 teaspoon of dried hibiscus
-1 cup of fresh, piping hot water
-Honey, lemon, or 1-2 cinnamon sticks (optional)



Bring water to a boil and add the hibiscus and cinnamon sticks (if using them) and allow it to steep for 5 minutes. Add honey or lemon to taste, and drink 2-3 times daily. This also makes a lovely iced tea for those sticky hot summer days.


Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure #Tip 3 – Drink Coconut Water


Coconut water is found inside the shell of green, unripe coconuts that retains its natural benefits in organic and raw form. It contains potassium and magnesium, both of which relate to regular muscle function, and of course, the heart is a big giant muscle.


While there have been some limited studies on the effect of coconut water on hypertension, many people report anecdotally that it has helped lower blood pressure.


In studies, it seemed to particularly affect systolic blood pressure, or the force that takes place when the heart pumps blood away from it. If you don’t have a problem with coconut water, it may prove to be a solid remedy for you.


You will need…

-8 ounces of fresh, organic coconut water



Drink 8 ounces 1-2 times daily. Morning is ideal if you drink it once a day, while morning and night works well if you opt to drink it twice a day.


Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure #Tip 4 – Fabulous Fish Oil


Of course this is on here! You may roll your eyes because you’ve seen it everywhere, but fish oil and its bountiful omega-3 fatty acids are a beautiful thing when it comes to your heart.


While studies have been wishy-washy on whether or not it actually reduces the risk of heart attacks or strokes, it has been viewed as successful when it comes to lowering blood pressure, while also reducing triglycerides and increasing HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Heart transplant patients have been given fish oil to reduce the risk of hypertension following a transplant.


You will need…

-High quality fish oil




I prefer liquid fish oil taken in orange juice to the pills which can have some…unpleasant side effects. Take the amount appropriate for you as indicated on the back of the bottle.


Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure #Tip 5 – Heart Healthy Hawthorn


Hawthorn is a staple herb when it comes to heart health as it is rich in flavonoids, namely, oligomeric procyandins (OPC’s) and quercetin.


Flavonoids are touted as having many benefits, but one of the most intensely studied conditions that it affects is various forms of heart disease. This includes arrhythmia, palpitations, improve the function of capillaries, regulate glucose metabolism and, of course, reduce arterial blood pressure and the risk of hypertension.


There are several different mechanical actions that flavonoids can take on the blood, but pertaining to hypertension the most important may be the widening of the blood vessels, which ultimately reduces the pressure of the blood.


You can enjoy hawthorn in the form of a tea or in the form of “balls”, which is what is given below. The recipe also calls for cinnamon and ginger, which are great for helping circulation flow smoothly.


It was the herbalist Rosemary Gladstar who taught me how to make these wonderful herbal balls, and while I’ve tweaked the recipe some, I’ll forever be grateful to her for tuning me into this wonderful way of enjoying herbal medicine!


You will need…

-4 tablespoons of powdered hawthorn berry
-1/2-1 tablespoons of cinnamon powder
-Raw honey
-Cocoa or carob powder



Place the cinnamon and hawthorn powder in a bowl and mix the two together. Add just enough honey and water to make a paste. Thicken the mixture with cocoa powder or carob powder until it has formed a dough that you can cleanly roll into small balls no bigger than your index fingernail.


Place them on a cookie sheet and dry in an oven at a very low temperature (not more than 150 degrees Fahrenheit) until dry. Store indefinitely in a glass jar out of direct sunlight and in a cool place.


Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure #Tip 6 – Exercise


Along with diet, exercise should really be number one on this list. Nothing can replace what exercise does for the body, and in a society where we are becoming increasingly sedentary, it can take a bit more effort to get out and get moving-but it’s worth it, especially if you have high blood pressure.


The heart is a muscle, and it will grow stronger with exercise. It becomes easier to pump blood and takes less effort, keeping your heart in better condition and lowering how much force it exerts on your arteries, thus lowering blood pressure.


Exercise is, in many cases, all that you need to get your blood pressure back on track. The top number in a blood pressure reading indicates systolic blood pressure, which is created by the heart pumping blood away from it.


Exercise can lower this reading by an average of 4 to 9 millimeters of mercury (a unit of pressure), which is easily as much as some prescription blood pressure medications. A pleasant side effect of exercise is weight loss, which also does your heart and arteries a great favor.


You will need…




Try and get in at 30 minutes of exercise a day. You don’t have to run marathon-even simple chores like scrubbing the floors are good. Anything that gets your heart rate up and increases your rate of respiration. Make this a habit. You only get the benefits of exercise as long as you exercise.


Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure #Tip 7 – Go For Garlic


Garlic is one of those home remedy staples. It is rich in beneficial constituents that address a wide range of ailments, once of which happens to be hypertension. There is just one little catch though.


Allicin, the organosulphur-sulfur containing- compound responsible for several of garlic’s health benefits, doesn’t fare as well in the human body when garlic is eaten raw. Allicin is relatively unstable, and is typically deactivated when it comes in contact with a substance with a pH lower than 3, such as our stomach acid.


However, when taken in tablet form, there is a guaranteed allicin yield that ensures you get the proper amount to have solid results when it comes to lowering blood pressure.


Be sure when getting the tablets that there is a release of allicin in a significant, standardized amount-in several studies involved with blood pressure, 1.8 milligrams per dose lowered blood pressure by 10% within 12 weeks.


You will need…

-Good quality garlic tablets



Take as directed on the back of the bottle.


Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure #Tip 8 – Melon in the Morning


Every morning, be faithful to watermelon. Often times watermelon as viewed as a strictly summer fruit, one for seed spitting contests and barbecues, but it can also help lower blood pressure.


An organic compound called citrulline, an a-amino acid, was first isolated in 1914 from watermelon. Once ingested, the body can convert citrulline to the amino acid L-arginine, which is a precursor to nitric oxide.


To translate, citrulline-found in watermelon- is converted into arginine-essentially a chemical building block-which leads to the production of nitric oxide.


Nitric oxide talks to various cells and systems in your body that regulates, among other things, how hard your blood gets pumped through your entire body-also known as vascular systematic resistance.


It will widen blood vessels, which lowers vascular resistance, which ultimately lowers blood pressure. Imagine trying to pump a certain volume of liquid through a small opening versus a wider opening. The wider opening will allow it to flow smoothly and easily-it’s the same with blood cells!


You will need…


-1-2 cups of fresh water melon



Every morning eat your melon on an empty stomach. If you have a home blood pressure device, monitor yourself and observe the changes.


Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure #Tip 9 – Ginger-Cardamom Tea


A study done in December of 2009 published in the Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics gave a group of participants 1 teaspoon of cardamom powder daily for several weeks. The results showed a significant reduction in blood pressure.


While further research is needed to pinpoint exactly why it seems to help, it has still proven itself a useful home remedy for high blood pressure. Combined with ginger and cinnamon, both warming spices that improve circulation, you can make a lovely tea to help your heart get healthy.


Interestingly enough, black tea seems to improve blood pressure in some instances. This is most likely due to the heavy concentration of flavonoid, however if you have blood pressure that leans towards the more severe side of the scale; the caffeine may do more harm than good.


This is particularly delightful warm, spicy, tea to have on chilly winter days (and when we’re tempted from eating healthier thanks to the holidays!)


You will need…

-1/2 cup of water
-2-3 teaspoons of honey (or to taste)
-1 teaspoon of cardamom pods
-1/2 teaspoon ginger powder OR 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
-1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
-1 ½ tablespoons black tea or 1 teabag
-1/2 cup milk
-Mortar and pestle



Crush the cardamom pods to release the oil-there’s no need to grind them finely. In a saucepan combine all the ingredients except for the honey. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 6-9 minutes until you get a rich caramel brown color. Stir in honey and then strain into a mug and enjoy! Drink 1-2 times daily.


Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure #Tip 10 –  Cat’s Claw Decoction


Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) is a woody climbing vine found in South and Central America, with its most notable use being in the Amazon rainforest. It is named after the thorns on the plant which are hooked, much like cats claws.


It has been used as a traditional remedy in its native habitat for a long time, but test tube studies finally revealed evidence for promising benefits, one amongst them being lowering blood pressure.


It does so by dilating the blood vessels (known as vasodilation) and therefore lowering the pressure by allowing blood to flow through more readily.


It can also act as a mild diuretic, getting rid of unneeded salt and water in the body, which can again reduce hypertension. The tannins and flavonoid are most likely the main constituents that account for the herbs healing actions.


Here it is made into a flavorful decoction that will give you all of its benefits. A decoction is essentially a tea, but is simmered for much longer as it is made from the woody, tough, fibrous parts of the plant such as roots or (in this case) bark.


There are two things to keep in mind when searching for your herb-first, make sure its scientific name matches the one above (there are several other plants known as cats claw) and secondly, make sure it is from an ecologically sustainable Cats Claw should be avoided by women who are pregnant.


You will need…

-1-2 tablespoons of dried herb
-1 ½-2 cups of cold water
-Honey or lemon to taste



Place the herb and water in a small saucepan over low heat and bring to a slow simmer. Cover, and let it simmer for 40-45 minutes. Add more water (or less) depending on how concentrated you want the tea to be. Strain, add honey or lemon if desired, and drink once daily.


Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure #Tip 11 – Beautiful Blueberry Syrup


Syrups are, hands down, one of my most favorite ways of incorporating the benefits of herbs and spices into daily life. While the word “syrup” may make you think of something sickly sweet and heavy-the opposite of what you want for heart health-that isn’t the case here.


The “syrup” that you see on grocery store shelves may not be the best, but made at home it is a wonderful (delicious) way to give yourself a natural boost. And if we’re honest with ourselves, sometimes choking down bitter tea makes it hard to stay on track with a remedy.


Blueberries are rich in the flavonoid quercetin, the benefits of which are explained in remedy number 5, as it is also found in hawthorn. You can mix in elderberries for an extra heart healthy kick as well-surprise, surprise they’re good for more than just warding off the cold and flu!


You will need….

-8 tablespoons of dried blueberries OR 4 tablespoons each of dried blueberries and elderberries.
-4 cups of water
-1 cup of honey
-A pot, strainer, and glass jar with an airtight lid



Add the dried berries to the water and bring to a simmer over low heat. Continue to simmer until the liquid is reduced by half. Strain the solids out, pressing on them to extract any extra juices, and pour the liquid back into the pot. Stir in the honey, warming the mixture just to ensure the two blend together thoroughly.


Here there are two different paths you can take. For thicker syrup, heat the honey and berry juice over medium-high heat for 20 minutes. If you’d rather not cook the syrup, and are ok with one that is slightly thinner, skip this step. Once mixed, bottle and label and store in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 weeks. Take 1 tablespoon twice daily.


Understanding Blood Pressure Reading


When the nurse wraps the cuff around your upper arm and then announces two seemingly random numbers, what’s going on?

Two forces pump the blood through our bodies, the first being created by the heart contracts and pumps blood out into the arteries, and the second occurs when the heart rests between beats and the heart muscle is refilling with blood.


These two forces are known as systole and diastole respectively, and are the numbers you see on a blood pressure reading. The systolic pressure is the top number (or the first one read) and is the higher number, and the second number is diastolic, and is the lower number.


So the next time you get your blood pressure read, remember the first number is referring the force of blood being pumped away, and the second number is the heart at rest refilling with blood. The systolic number should be less than 120, while the diastolic number should be less than 80. Anything higher and you enter pre-hypertension and hypertension.


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The 3 Different Kinds Of Tonsils And Their Functions

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The tonsils are small, glandular structures that are located at the back of your mouth and nose. These structures are part of the immune system, trapping any bacteria, viruses, or debris that you might breathe in.


Tonsils may vary in size based on your individual characteristics. Usually, every person has three sets of tonsils on each side of the throat.


Palatine Tonsils and Their Functions


The palatine tonsils are located at the rear of the throat. These structures are made up of tissue covered with pink mucosa, containing small pits called crypts.


Swelling and turning red in response to infection, the tonsils are involved in the lymphatic system. They help the body combat any foreign material entering the mouth that could be damaging.


This function is accomplished through proteins called antibodies, which are produced by immune cells inside the tonsils. Antibodies are responsible for killing germs and preventing infections in the mouth, throat, and lungs.


Pharyngeal Tonsils and Their Functions


Another major pair of tonsils is called the pharyngeal tonsils, which are commonly known as the adenoids. The adenoids are masses of lymphatic tissue that are located on the top portion of the nasal cavity, behind the nose the soft palate.


If the adenoids become inflamed as the result of infection, they can swell and obstruct breathing through the nose. This blockage can interfere with sinus drainage and create infections in the sinus and middle ear. The adenoids tend to be largest during childhood, but decrease in size once you reach adulthood.


Lingual Tonsils and Their Functions


The final pair of tonsils is the lingual tonsils, which are located at the base of the tongue. Similar to the palatine tonsils, the lingual tonsils are groupings of lymphatic tissue with crypts that lead to lower lymphatic tissue.


However, the crypts in the lingual tonsils are drained effective by small mucous glands, making the presence of any infection very rare.

Infection is most common in the palatine tonsils and the adenoids.


Usually, infection in these structures is the results of glandular enlargement and poor drainage.


The two most frequent problems in the palatine tonsils and the adenoids are recurrent infections in the nose and throat, which leads to difficulty breathing, swallowing, and sleeping. If you are experiencing these symptoms, see your doctor for an examination.


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The 5 Best Vegetables to Build Muscle Remarkably Here


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When you think of building muscles, vegetables are probably the last food group that comes to mind. A thick grass-fed steak, a couple of free-range eggs or even a whey protein shake … these are the types of foods that truly build muscles, right?


Yes, they certainly do … but they’re not the only ones. And if you’re overlooking veggies as part of your muscle-building arsenal, you could be missing out. Your muscles need vitamins, don’t they? And minerals? And antioxidants? Yes, yes, and yes … and where do you find such treasures?


You could take a multivitamin … but this wouldn’t even come close to the bounty that a plate of fresh vegetables provides. Do your muscles a favor and eat the below vegetables to build muscle, especially these proven winners when it comes to building muscle health and more.


  1. Spinach


Remember Popeye? Eating about one cup of spinach a day is beneficial for your fast-twitch muscles, according to research from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The natural nitrates in spinach promote higher levels of certain proteins in your body that may boost muscle contraction and strength.


  1. Beets


Beets, like spinach, also supply your body with natural dietary nitrates that may support muscle weakness and allow your muscles to remain active. This is because the nitrates get converted into nitric oxide, which promotes vascular function and allows you to keep working your muscles, harder.


  1. Sweet Potatoes


Diets high in potassium-rich produce have an alkalizing effect that may help preserve muscle mass. As you age, metabolic acidosis tends to occur that triggers a muscle-wasting response.


But those who ate the most potassium-rich diets maintained 3.6 more pounds of lean tissue compared to those with half the potassium intake. Sweet potatoes topped the list of potassium-rich veggies, but there are many others as well, like spinach, broccoli and Brussels sprouts.


  1. Peas


Peas, and pea protein supplements, are rich in branched-chain amino acids (BCAA; leucine, isoleucine and valine) known to play an important role in muscle protein synthesis.


Consume pea protein has been found to cause a greater increase in muscle thickness than a placebo, and a comparable increase to whey protein, when consumed along with a strength-training program.


  1. Chlorella


Not quite a vegetable, chlorella is a green algae that’s available in powdered form, making it easy to add to smoothies. It’s widely known for its detoxifying properties, but it’s also a complete protein with cellular regenerating properties.


Further, due to its unique content of antioxidants, it helps lower oxidative stress, which is involved in age-related muscle atrophy, such as sarcopenia.


According to one study:

“ … long-term consumption of Chlorella has the potential to prevent age-related muscle atrophy.”


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The Foods For Male Sexual Health

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You may have read from a certain making love guide about how exercises can help ti increase libido. However, there is also another natural libido option to overcome the problem of low libido or loss libido. What I am talking is about how certain foods can boost your sex drive. In other words, you can eat your way to better sexual health and a more enjoyable sex life. Do try one or more of the following to help you increase sexual desire.


Folate-rich food


Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that occurs naturally in food that can help to improve fertility for both sexes and it is also the key to cell production. According to a study in the journal Human Reproduction, men who are low on folate may have 20% more unhealthy sperm.


How to get folate-rich food: dark green leafy vegetables (example spinach, turnip greens), citrus fruits and juices (such as lemon, lime, and oranges), avocados, beans and legumes, wheat bran and other whole grains, poultry, pork, shellfish and liver. The recommended daily intake is 400 to 600 micrograms to give your sperm extra protection. There is no side effect from too much of folate as any excess amount of it in the body will leave by way of urine.


Zinc-rich food


Zinc is important for determining sperm quality in men. This is confirmed by a study in the journal Fertility and Sterility which indicates that zinc deficiency can affect sperm quality. Zinc can also work as a libido enhancer by helping to boost the production of testosterone which in turn increases libido. Some studies suggest that zinc can help to reduce the risk of prostate cancer.


The best way to get zinc is eating an egg yolk, oysters, pecans and pumpkin seeds. However, zinc is mainly found in protein rich foods such as red meat, which is a problem for people who are on vegetarian diet. But vegetarians can still get adequate zinc from a wide range of sources such as chicken peas, beans, nuts (peanuts, cashew nuts), almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and squash seeds, dark chocolate and cocoa powder. It will need significant quantities of these foods since men require about 11 to 15 milligrams per day and most of these sources have less than 2 grams per serving.


Just as some medications may clash, so do certain vitamins and minerals. Zinc and iron should not be consumed together since they can cancel each other out if taken at the same time. Always check with your doctor or healthcare provider before you make any significant changes to your daily diet since they know you, your medications and other herbal supplements you may be taking.


L-arginine-rich food


L-arginine is a certain type of amino acid which is known to help blood circulation and it is therefore good for helping males to maintain erection longer. L-Arginine works like Viagra by increasing nitric oxide to help relax blood vessels and allow more blood flow to the penis. Some studies suggest consuming 3 to 5 grams per day can help in getting better erections.


How to get L-arginine-rich food: many foods that have high concentration of Omega 3 fatty acids are also rich in L-arginine. They can be found in seafood (especially fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, sardine and mackerel), walnuts, sesame seeds, granola, oatmeal, peanuts, cashew nuts, dairy products, green vegetables, root vegetables, garlic, ginseng, soybean, chickpeas, pumpkin seeds, chocolate, free-range beef and chicken.


However, you need to be careful of overdoses of L-arginine. The side effects of L-arginine are it can lower blood pressure and result in indigestion, nausea, and headache, can increase stomach acid and blood sugar levels. L-arginine should be not used after a heart attack. People with liver ailments, pregnant and nursing women and children should not use supplemental L-arginine. L-arginine may counteract the benefits of lysine to treat herpes.


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Men Health – How To Overcome Low Sex Drive

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You have a hot gal friend or a gorgeous wife. You used to have sex regularly, but now you have no drive. Do you want to know what more can you do to increase your sex drive? Here are a few simple suggestions to help you get started.


(1)   Have A Healthy Diet


You are what you eat. If you eat lots of junk food, in the long run your health will be affected and eventually this can hurt your sex drive. You need a healthy, well-balanced diet for proper testosterone production. Important nutrients include vitamin E and A, zinc, manganese, and essential fatty acids. Getting enough of these compounds will support the production of sex hormones.


While balance is the key, be sure to include plenty of nuts, seeds, fish, green leafy vegetables, and mushrooms. Garlic, onions, chives, salmon, black pepper, and anise can also help sparkle your magical powers.


(2)   Exercise regularly


Exercise is a physical component that can help sustain the male libido. Try doing a cardiovascular activity three times a week for 30 minutes each, such as running, walking, or jogging. Exercise also produces endorphins, a neurotransmitter that release sexual hormones.


Exercising has many benefits to increase male sex drive. Not only can it help get rid of that pesky abdominal fat, but it also gives you endorphins which reduces depression. As depression can lead to a low libido, helping lift that will increase male sex drive.


(3)   Avoid Vices


Studies have shown that the presence of alcohol and illicit drugs in the human will, for a lack of better terms, kick your sexual desire right in the pants. If you really want to increase your increase sexual desire, you need to cut back on all of these things and try to live a little healthier. Even though getting a little bit drunk before sex is great, it might be a good idea to opt out of that third gin and tonic.


(4)   Having Enough Sleep


Although this remedy may seem old fashion, it has a lot to do with the male libido. First, it helps you to abate stress levels, which may be problematic during sexual activities. Secondly, the lack of sleep may diminish sexual desires.


(5)   Stress Management


If you are constantly stressed, working long hours, and focusing too much on all the little problems in your life, you probably do not have a fulfilling sex life. Take time to de-stress with a game of football or golf, a weekly massage, hot baths, or, well, sex.


Make time for you and your partner, but not the kind of time that is penciled in between meetings. The more you are capable of relaxing, feeling good, and letting go the stronger your sex drive will be.


(6)   Seek Medical Attention


The lack of a male libido may render other serious medical conditions such as erectile dysfunction. Visit your doctor to dispel any medical concerns to insure that you are in good health.


Your doctor may prescribe medication such as Viagra. Keep in mind that while Viagra will help you get and keep an erection, it may not increase male sex drive unless the reason behind it is performance anxiety.


(7)   Check Your Medications


If you’re taking a few prescription drugs, they might be having a serious side-effect on your sexual desire. If you feel that this could be a problem, be sure to consult your physician for a possible alternative or methods to off-set the effect. However, you should first ensure that it is your prescriptions that are actually causing you to lose sexual desire—the last thing you want to do is stop taking something that is actually important.


(8)   Try Herbs


Some herbs can increase stamina, stimulate blood flow, and tone the glandular system. Ginseng, licorice, and damiana are all good for increasing sex drive. If you have high blood pressure, talk to a doctor before taking these herbs.


(9)   Spice Up Sex


You may just be bored with sex and if you have something more exciting to anticipate, this could make you enjoy sex more and thereby improve libido. You could try role-playing, new sex positions or dirty talking.


Try these 9 tips for increasing your sex drive and see if simple changes to your everyday life can make a difference. If you are serious about learning how to increase your increase sexual desire, then you should definitely come to take a look at what Stay Erect and Rock Hard can offer you.



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