Even though high blood pressure is dangerous and widespread, many people afflicted by this “silent killer” go undiagnosed and untreated. Coconut oil — in addition to its other nutritional, cosmetic and culinary benefits — may help to reduce blood pressure when combined with exercise, according to Brazilian researchers. While both exercise and coconut oil are helpful on their own for controlling blood pressure, combining them together seems to unlock additional benefits. A healthier diet, less stress and more exercise generally can help keep blood pressure within healthy limits.
- Many people who have high blood pressure don’t even realize that they have a problem, but if they are still pre-hypertensive, they could make lifestyle changes to improve their health.
- Researchers found that taking a daily dose of coconut oil and exercising helped rats lose weight and to reduce oxidative stress.
- Other ideas include eating fresh fruits and vegetables, exercising, and reducing stress levels.
“High blood pressure is an important indicator that something is wrong in your body and ignoring symptoms over an extended period could lead to severe complications such as stroke and other neurological disorders.”