Green Juice To Help Lower Blood Pressure

By: Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

High blood pressure is a common problem and a major risk for cardiovascular disease. Symptoms can include restlessness or drowsiness, fatigue, anxiety, palpitations, excessive perspiration, tremors, shortness of breath, headache, nausea and sometimes confusion.

Aging, dehydration, poor choices of foods and unhealthy lifestyles such as smoking, alcohol, stress, a sedentary lifestyle and being overweight are all contributing factors. Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases the risks of aneurysm, heart failure, heart attack, kidney damage and stroke, so it’s important to deal with it. Getting your blood pressure checked regularly is important.

This juice contains produce that can be helpful to lower blood pressure naturally. Other helpful tips include eating plenty of plant foods, losing excess body weight and exercising regularly, Even a small weight loss can have a significant positive impact on blood pressure.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 green apple
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 4 celery sticks
  • Large bunch of parsley
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 knob (1 inch) of ginger

Directions:

  1. Peel lemon.
  2. Chop and prepare produce to suit your juicer.
  3. Juice & enjoy!

Substitutions:

Apple – pear, pineapple

Cucumber – zucchini, celery, celeriac root

Celery – zucchini, cucumber

Parsley – coriander

Lemon – grapefruit, lime

Ginger – turmeric

Prep time: 10 minutes

Servings: 1

  • Nutrition per serving:

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Claire Georgiou is an Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist who has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Compl. Medicine) and an Advanced Diploma of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine. She has more than 14 years of clinical experience specializing in liver disease, autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, diabetes, insulin resistance, digestive disorders, chronic infections, children’s health, fertility and pregnancy care. Claire consults in private practice in Sydney and also offers consults out of area and is an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Claire has worked closely for many years with Dr. Sandra Cabot, who is known as the “Liver Cleansing Doctor” and has written more than 25 health related books. Claire writes health related articles, creates healthy recipes and is one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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