I have controlled hypertension, and that is why I’m interested in anything that can help maintain my blood pressure the natural way. It’s been always touted, that garlic does wonders for hypertensive individual.
How does it work? Based on research, when garlic is ingested the cells begin to produce hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide is a chemical that relaxes the blood vessel which then will lower blood pressure. As we get older, the amount of hydrogen sulfide in our body is diminished because we no longer make as much, as hydrogen sulfide is made by the body naturally.
Aiming to eat four to five cloves of garlic a day is ideal. It is best to crush or chop the garlic first, then allow it to sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes before adding to non cooked recipes ( i.e. salad dressing) or cooking. This will stabilize the hydrogen sulfide.
Having hypertension as a pre-existing condition, I’m glad that when I got my term life insurance I was not diagnosed with it yet. I now wonder, if I would be paying the same affordable premium now had I had HPN then.