Juicing For High Blood Pressure

Causes Of High Blood Pressure 

High blood pressure is thought to be caused by many different factors. These include poor dietary choices, lack of physical exercise, being overweight or obese, stress, smoking, too much salt in the diet, too much alcohol consumption, insufficient intake of potassium, calcium, and magnesium, older age, genetics, chronic kidney disease, adrenal and thyroid issues, and more.

There are very specific vegetables, fruits, and other ingredients you can add to your juices to help with high blood pressure. Some of these contain very powerful properties, and can actually lower your blood pressure on the spot! Others have more of a cumulative effect and are good to consistently add to your diet. Either way, if you’re struggling with high blood pressure you’ll want to know what these ingredients are, and how to make some tasty juice recipes with them included!

Let’s get right to the juicing ingredients that are an ally to anyone who is needing to lower their blood pressure!

Celery Juice

Compounds in celery juice help to reduce blood pressure by relaxing the muscles in and around the walls of the arteries. This helps to create more space for blood to flow at a lower pressure. Other compounds inside of celery juice lower stress levels, and have relaxing effects. Celery juice also contains Potassium, which is an essential nutrient for regulating our blood system.

Beet Juice

This amazing juice has been shown to lower blood pressure very quickly after it is consumed. These positive effects not only last for hours after but if beet juice is consumed on a daily basis it can have even greater effects over time.

Berry Juice

The main body of research and focus has been on blueberries, but strawberries and other berries have been mentioned as well. Anthocyanin pigments (a compound found in berries which gives them their color) have been found to lower blood pressure in those who consume them over a period of time. 

It has also been indicated that flavonoids and other nutrients in blueberries aid in boosting nitric oxide, which has a positive effect on the cells that line blood vessel walls. This could also account for some of the blood pressure lowering abilities of blueberries.

Spinach Juice

Contains folate(vitamin B9), iron, CoQ10, and magnesium which are powerful nutrients that help to maintain healthy blood pressure levels.

For magnesium to work fully with lowering your blood pressure you also need to be consuming calcium. Vitamin C and citric acid also help the type of iron found in spinach and other vegetables to become more absorb-able, so it is a good idea to add something like orange juice along. Orange juice also contains decent levels of calcium which will help with magnesium absorption. A couple of lower sugar substitutes other than oranges with vitamin C and citric acid would be lemons or limes.

Other Leafy Greens

Leafy greens contain a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that can aid with high blood pressure. Some of these nutrients include folate and magnesium like spinach, but also include higher levels of absorb-able calcium as well as nitrates. Since these all work together to lower blood pressure, it is a good idea to get a good variety of leafy greens in your diet. Juicing can be a powerful way to get denser amounts of these into your body.

Garlic

Acts as a natural blood thinner, which helps to reduce blood pressure. Talk to your doctor if you are on blood pressure medications before consuming high amounts of garlic, as mixing these can have negative effects.

Ginger and Turmeric

Both of these spices have been shown to have positive effects on those who suffer from high blood pressure.  You can add these to your juices in powder form by stirring them in, or you can juice them if they are available to you at your grocery store.

If you are on medications for blood pressure be sure to talk to your doctor before including large amounts of ginger or turmeric in your juices. These can cause issues when taken together with medications that are aimed at lowering blood pressure.

Juicing Recipes For High Blood Pressure

A Note To Those That Are Newer To Juicing: 

We advise that you go slow at first when using these juice recipes. Those who are newer to drinking juice might experience some nausea if they drink some of these juices too fast! This can be due to different factors such as detox, your body simply not being used to taking in so much vegetable and fruit juice, and some people do experience some side effects such as nausea and diarrhea when drinking a lot of beet juice specifically. Just take it slow and easy and you’ll most likely be ok.

Another suggestion is to make your juice and drink it slowly throughout the day. You will want to store your juice properly when doing this so that it retains its freshness and nutritional value. 

Also if you’re on any kind of blood pressure medication, or other medications be sure to check with your doctor first before drinking these juices.

The One and Only (High Blood Pressure Juice Recipe You’ll Ever Need!)

  • 3 Beets
  • 5 stalks Celery
  • 1 cup Blueberries
  • 1 bunch Spinach
  • 2 Apples 18 oz
  • 1 knuckle Ginger
  • 1 knuckle Turmeric
  • 1 clove Garlic

If you want something more precise.

  • (2 and 1/2 cups chopped) Beets = 5 and 1/2 ounces juice
  • (5 cups chopped) Celery = 10 ounces juice
  • 1 cup Blueberries = 3 and 1/2 ounces juice
  • (2 cups chopped) Spinach = 4 ounces juice
  • (6 and 1/2 cups chopped) Apple =18 ounces juice
  • 1 knuckle Ginger under an ounce of juice
  • 1 knuckle Turmeric under an ounce of juice
  • 1 clove Garlic under an ounce of juice

Yields between 42 to 43 ounces of juice.

This juice is seriously delicious! Sometimes with such a mix of varied ingredients, you don’t know how a juice will taste. This is one of those multi-ingredient juice recipes that just works perfectly. Not only is this absolutely tasty, but it is probably one of the most powerful high blood pressure juice recipes you’ll find. We included an ingredient from every single category of vegetable and fruit juices that are good for high blood pressure! This is an absolute blood pressure lowering powerhouse!

On a side note, the apples we used for this recipe were very large so you may need 2 and 1/2 apples or a bit more.

No Pressure   

  • 9 Carrots
  • 1 lb container Strawberries
  • 6 oz container Blueberries
  • 1 large Beet
  • 1 knuckle Ginger
  • (4 and 1/2 cups chopped) Carrots = 11 and 1/2 ounces juice
  • (3 cups chopped) Strawberries = 11 ounces juice
  • A little over 1 cup Blueberries = 3 and 1/2 ounces juice
  • (A little over 2 and 1/2 cups chopped) Beets = 6 ounces juice
  • 1 knuckle Ginger under an ounce of juice

Yields between 30 to 31 ounces of juice.

A great tasting juice recipe for high blood pressure! The sweeter your strawberries the better your juice will taste.

Rest Easy   

  • 1 Beet
  • 1 Apple
  • 3 stalks Celery
  • 1 knuckle Ginger
  • (1 cup chopped) Beet = 2 and 1/2 ounces juice
  • (2 and 3/4 cups chopped) Apple = 8 ounces juice
  • (2 and 1/2 cups chopped) Celery = 5 ounces juice
  • 1 knuckle Ginger under an ounce

Yields around 16 ounces of juice.

Easy to make sweet flavored high blood pressure juice recipe with a slight Ginger kick!

Low Sugar Power Tonic   

  • 1 Cucumber
  • 7 stalks Celery
  • 1 knuckle Ginger
  • 1 small clove Garlic
  • (2 cups chopped) Cucumber = 6 ounces juice
  • (5 and 1/2 cups chopped) Celery = 11 ounces juice
  • 1 knuckle Ginger under an ounce
  • 1 small clove Garlic under an ounce

Yields between 17 and 1/2 to 18 ounces of juice.

We wanted to include one very low in sugar high blood pressure juice recipe for those of you who also have blood/sugar issues.

You can taste both the cucumber and celery in this one and in the background is a light kick with a garlic flavor. If you are newer to green juicing and garlic juice you will want to drink this one slowly. It is a powerful juice recipe, but it also has somewhat of a powerful garlic flavor! If you want to tame it down you can add 1/2 of a small clove of garlic, or start out with no garlic at all the first time you try it. You can then add a bit more every time you make it thereafter.

Exquisitely Orange   

  • 3 Oranges
  • 1 Beet
  • a couple of handfuls of Beet Greens and Stalks
  • 1 bunch Spinach
  • (4 and 1/2 cups sliced) Oranges = 18 ounces juice
  • (1 cup chopped) Beets = 2 and 1/2 ounces juice
  • (3/4 cup chopped) Beet Greens and Stalks = 1 and 1/2 ounces juice
  • (2 cups chopped) Spinach = 4 ounces juice

This high blood pressure juice recipe tastes pretty much like orange juice. All of the other flavors find their way into the background but contribute to the strength of this recipe for lowering blood pressure.

Read next: Effective Ways To Lower Your Blood Pressure

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Juicing For High Blood Pressure