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Ways To Lower Your Blood Pressure At Home Naturally

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High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, refers to the force of your blood
pushing against the artery walls. High blood pressure is a fatal disease. It leads to
the damage of blood vessels, which causes heart disease, kidney diseases, and other
cardiovascular problems.


High blood pressure is so feared and has gained the name silent killer as it doesn’t have visible symptoms thus can go unnoticed for years. When it is so high and too low, it can kill you instantly.


Estimations show many adults have hypertension. High blood pressure comes from uncontrolled factors like family history and gender. It is easy to control high blood pressure
through exercise and diet plans. Ensure you take foods with potassium, magnesium,
and low sodium; they help control blood pressure.

Here are foods to help lower your blood pressure;

Berries


There are many berries, e.g., raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries,
rich in flavonoid components. The flavonoid is vital in regulating cellular activity and fighting off free radicals that cause stress and create toxins in your body.


The strains cause high blood pressure; you can add berries to your diet during breakfast or as a snack.


Red beetroots


These beets are high in nitric oxide, and this oxide help in opening up your blood
vessels, which in turn lowers your blood pressure.


Constricted blood vessels cause blood not to flow easily, which results in high blood pressure.


Garlic and special herbs


Garlic is widely known for its role to increase nitric oxide in the body, which in turn
helps to promote vasodilation, aiding blood to flow smoothly without pressure
when pressure is evaded, blood pressure is reduced.


To add taste to your food avoid a lot of salt intake, try this rosemary and cinnamon
spices as salt contain sodium and when in excess, lead to high blood pressure.


Bananas


Eating potassium-rich foods helps in lowering blood pressure, and that’s where the
banana comes in. It contains very high levels of potassium and low sodium.

Potassium is vital in regulating fluid balance, muscle contractions, and nerve
signals; with these functions, high blood pressure occurrences are reduced.


Fish and Salmon.


Fish is a widely known great source of protein. It is also readily available. Salmon,
mostly known as a fatty fish, is high in omega-three .and also, dagga, a very
affordable fish species are rich in omega-three.

This omega 3 helps reduce blood pressure and lower triglycerides, which are just lips in the blood.


Excess of them in the blood can block our vessels, increasing pressure in blood flow, thus high blood pressure and reducing inflammation.


Seeds


For seed-eating lovers like pumpkin and sunflower seeds, eat them unsalted to just
sodium as you already take meals that contain sodium.


These seeds are amazing; they contain potassium and magnesium, known agents to control blood pressure; you can take the seeds as a snack or just between your meals.


Milk and yogurt


Milk is a known excellent source of calcium and also contains low fat that’s purely
amazing, and this makes you have to include milk in your diet as this is an effective
way of reducing your blood pressure you may not be fun of milk you can take
yogurt.

Still, you have to check its sugar content. Choose one with low sugar as sugar
increases blood pressure.


Oatmeal


This is a food that is easily found in many homes, preferably as a breakfast meal. It
has high fiber content, low fat, and the lowest sodium levels.


Oatmeal as your meal is a guarantee of a healthy life.


Olive oil


Invest in buying extra virgin oil as it’s made from pressed olives and thus very
organic. It has healthy ingredients, vitamin E, and antioxidants that fight off free
radicals, which cause damage to your cells, leading to hypertension.


It also contains polyphenols which are inflammation-fighting compounds, thus reducing high blood pressure.

Sometimes the foods will not work as you want to ,in case of blood pressure skyrocketing or being too low visit your Physician.

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Ways to controll your anger

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Anger control is important for helping you avoid saying or doing something you may regret. Before anger escalates, you can use specific strategies for controlling anger.

Go for a walk

Taking a walk can help calm your nerves and reduce anger. Go for a walk, ride your bike, or hit a few golf balls. Anything that gets your limbs pumping is good for your mind and body.

Mentally Escape

Slip into a quiet room, close your eyes, and practice visualizing yourself in a relaxing scene. Focus on details in the imaginary scene: What color is the water? How tall are the mountains? What do the chirping birds sound like? This practice can help you find calm amidst anger.

Stop Talking

When you’re steamed, you may be tempted to let the angry words fly, but you’re more likely to do harm than good. Pretend your lips are glued shut, just like you did as a kid. This moment without speaking will give you time to collect your thoughts.

Imagine forgiving them

Finding the courage to forgive someone who has wronged you takes a lot of emotional skill. If you can’t go that far, you can at least pretend that you’re forgiving them, and you’ll feel your anger slip away.

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Home remedies to relieve menstrual cramps

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Cramps affect many people before and during their period. While some people only experience mild cramps, others aren’t quite as lucky. In some cases, the pain from period cramps can be extreme and make a serious dent in your daily life.

If period pain is cramping your style every month, there are steps you can take to gain back control.

Here are proven home remedies that may ease your discomfort, and help you get back on track with your busy life.

1. Drink more water

Bloating can cause discomfort and make menstrual cramps worse. Drinking water can reduce bloating during your period and alleviate some of the pain it causes.

Also, drinking hot water can increase blood flow throughout your body and relax your muscles. This can lessen cramps caused by uterine contractions.

2. Enjoy herbal teas

Herbal teas have anti-inflammatory properties and antispasmodic compounds that can reduce the muscle spasms in the uterus that cause cramping.

Drinking chamomile, fennel, or ginger tea is an easy, natural way to relieve menstrual cramps. Plus, herbal teas can have other benefits like stress relief and helping with insomnia.

3. Soak in a tub.

Soaking in a warm bathtub is another way to surround your pelvic muscles with the warmth they need to relax.

You can enhance the pain-relieving power of a good soak by adding a few drops of essential oils — like lavender, sage, or rose — to your bathwater.

4. Try dietary supplements

Vitamin D can help your body absorb calcium and reduce inflammation.

Other supplements, including omega-3, vitamin E, and magnesium, can help reduce inflammation and might even make your periods less painful.

For best results, take supplements every day, not just during your period. Also, because some supplements interact with medications, be sure to ask your doctor before taking anything new.

5. Reach for decaf

Caffeine causes your blood vessels to narrow. This can constrict your uterus, making cramps more painful.

If you need your coffee fixed, switch to decaf during your period. If you rely on caffeine to beat the afternoon slump, eat a snack high in protein or take a quick 10-minute walk to boost your energy.

6. Use a heat patch

Using a heated patch or wrap on your abdomen can help relax the muscles of your uterus. It’s these muscles that cause period cramps.

Heat can also boost circulation in your abdomen, which can reduce pain.

7. Exercise

If you’re in pain, exercise might be the last thing on your mind. But even gentle exercise releases endorphins that make you feel happy, reduce pain and relax your muscles.

Fifteen minutes of yoga, light stretching, or walking might be all you need to feel better.

8. Reduce stress

Stress may make cramps worse. Use stress-relief techniques like meditation, deep breathing, yoga, or your own favorite way to relieve stress.

If you’re not sure how to relieve stress, try guided imagery. Simply close your eyes, take a deep breath and imagine a calm, safe place that’s significant to you.

Stay focused on this space for at least a few minutes while you take slow, deep breaths.

9. Massage therapy

Massages may reduce uterine spasms by relaxing the uterus. In order to most effectively manage period cramps, massage therapy should focus on the abdominal area.

But a full body massage that reduces your overall stress may also help to relieve menstrual cramps.

10. Eat anti-inflammatory foods

Some foods can offer natural relief for cramps and they taste great. Anti-inflammatory foods can help promote blood flow and relax your uterus.

Try eating berries, tomatoes, pineapples, and spices like turmeric, ginger, or garlic. Leafy green vegetables, almonds, walnuts, and fatty fish, like salmon, can also help reduce inflammation.

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Most Influential Kenyan Entrepreneurs of 2021 .

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1.Churchill

Churchill is regarded as the father of the comedy industry in Kenya. He runs the multimillion Laugh Industry.

The 43-year-old is credited for nurturing the biggest names including, Professor Hamo, MCA Tricky, Chemutai, MC Jessy, Eric Omondi and Chipukeezy.

Churchill has over 7.3 million followers on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter

2.Akothee

Esther Akoth, popularly known as Akothee, is a musician who doubles up as a businesswoman.

She is the founder of Akothee Safaris, a tour company based in Kenya. She runs Akothee Foundation, Aknotela Entertainment Ltd and Akothee Homes, a real estate business.

Akothee has over 5.7 million followers across various social media platforms.

The no non-sense entrepreneur has used her huge social media presence for brand influencing.

The self-proclaimed president of single mothers has worked with multiple brands, with the latest being Rosy Tissues Kenya, Muthokinju Services and Premier Foods Ltd.

In 2021, Forbes ranked her the 15th richest musician in Africa with a networth of $ 10 million (KSh 1.09 billion).

3. Jalang’o

With over 4.6 million followers, comedian Jalang’o is one of the influential Kenyan entrepreneurs.

Jalang’o, whose real name is Felix Odiwour, rose to fame after appearing as an actor in the local comedy series Papa Shirandula.

Since then, he never looked back as he used his fame to establish his brand besides working as a radio presenter for different stations, including Radio Maisha, Hot 96, Milele FM and now Kiss 100.

He is the proprietor of Jalang’o TV, with close to half a million subscribers on YouTube.

4. Njugush

Timothy Kimani Ndegwa, popularly referred to as Njugush, rose to fame as an actor in the local series Real Househelps of Kawangware.

He quit the show in May 2016, citing changes in scripting and directing. The witty comedian reinvented himself and grew his brand on social media platforms.

Besides posting funny videos on YouTube with over 535,000 subscribers, he has landed multimillion advertising deals with corporates like Safaricom.

Njugush further has 2.1 million followers on Instagram, 1.3 million on Facebook and 150,000 on Twitter.

He is the founder of clothing line, Be Knit, which he manages with his lovely wife Celestine Ndinda aka Wakavinye.

5.Anerlisa Muigai

The Keroche heiress was named one of the 30 most promising young entrepreneurs by Forbes in 2018.

She is the daughter of Keroche founder Tabitha Karanja, one of the wealthiest women in Kenya. The 33-year-old is the founder of Nero, a water brand company.

On Instagram, the beauty queen has 1 million followers. In August 2021, Hopper HQ Ranked Anerlisa at number 30 in Africa and 271 worldwide in the list of best-paid celebs on Instagram.

According to Hopper, the beauty gets KSh 436,000 per paid post. Her net worth is estimated at over KSh 1 billion.

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