Yesterday when the blog was about not exercising, one of the negative factors was soaring high blood pressure. There are individuals who may have high blood pressure due to severe stress which would cause it to rise. Eventually, however, it returns to a normal range. There are individuals whose numbers are high each time they visit the doctors. Yet if they test themselves at the grocery or drug store, their numbers are fine. It is, one can assume, the stress at being at the doctors. Of course, the doctor’s answer is always medications. What if you don’t want to take the pills to reduce your high blood pressure? Besides starting an exercise program there are foods you can eat to keep it down. For example, bananas can help. If you combine one with yogurt that is two foods that will help bring your high blood pressure down. There are many discussions regarding full fat yogurt and low fat yogurt. Full fat contains the probiotics and other nutrients naturally. When you reduce the fat you are changing the product. In a white paper, published by Swedish researchers in the “Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care”, middle-aged men who consumed high-fat milk were much less likely to become obese over a period of twelve years compared with men who never or rarely ate high-fat dairy. It’s not about the high fat, it’s more about the effect of the yogurt. Whole grains are often recommended to reduce blood pressure, yet if you follow your blood type, they could be adversely affecting your body. In 1996, while waiting at a children’s hospital, I actually saw the study about blood types. Later that year, ‘a naturopath named Peter D’Adamo published a book called Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type. D’Adamo argued that we must eat according to our blood type in order to harmonize with our evolutionary heritage.’ Other foods that contribute to lowering your blood pressure include fish and nuts. In addition, nuts help lower cholesterol. Legumes are easy to add to your diet. Peas are an excellent example along with beans, lentils and peanuts. Again, the allergy issue could come into play with peanuts. However, if you are not a fan of any of the previous foods, adding spices such as basil, nutmeg and rosemary could not only spruce up the taste, they could also help your high blood pressure reduction. Of course the recommendations to use olive oil when cooking has been preached for many years. Check the labels as some companies add other oils and it isn’t always pure. Leafy green vegetables improve blood flow not to mention that they are high in magnesium. Lean chicken is always a good protein that will help too. In the Good Gus Series, high blood pressure hadn’t been discovered. The series is available exclusively on Kindle worldwide. If your high blood pressure is getting to you while you are handling an estate, will or trust, take a moment and read “Misplaced Trust.” The tips should help you lower it while you are reading. It is available on Kindle, Nook, Apple and several popular e-book websites.