How Green Tea Can Help to Reduce High Blood Pressure Naturally

I come from a family with a history of high blood pressure, so I have always taken

precautions to prevent hypertension most of my adult life.

My husband suffers from high blood pressure too, so helping him to reduce is pressure

naturally, is an issue that is of great concern to me.

Of course, he is not alone.

High blood pressure is a major health problem that is believed to affect one in three Americans.

Not only does it directly damage your blood vessels and vital organs but it also significantly

increases your chances of suffering from heart disease, kidney disease, stroke and many

other serious health disorders

Fortunately, lifestyle factors can have a big impact on this disease, and drinking green tea

is one lifestyle choice that has been recommended for lowering high blood pressure.

Let’s take a deeper look at the effect green tea has on high blood pressure and explore

exactly how effective it really is.

How Green Tea Reduces Blood Pressure

How Green Tea Helps to Reduce High Blood Pressure, Naturally

Blood pressure can be grouped up into the three main categories below:

– Normal Blood Pressure:– Blood pressure readings of up to 120/80mmHg,

– Normal High Blood Pressure:– Blood pressure readings higher than 120/80mmHg

but lower than 140/90mmHg.

Although this isn’t officially classed as high blood pressure, your risk of developing high

blood pressure with readings in this range is much greater than someone who has readings

in the normal blood pressure range.

– High Blood Pressure:- Blood pressure readings higher than 140/90mmHg.


“The good news is that if you have blood pressure

readings above the normal range, research

has shown that drinking green tea can help

you get them back down.”


In a study published in Endocrine Abstracts, researchers asked the participants to drink

four cups of green tea per day for 14 days while also maintaining their current diet.

Over the 14 day period their blood pressure reduced by an average of 7.1/7.8mmHg and

the researchers concluded that green tea can indeed lower blood pressure.

The reason green tea is so effective at combating high blood pressure is the polyphenols

it contains.

The polyphenols are a group of powerful, plant based nutrients.

They can be sourced from a variety of foods but green tea is by far the richest source.

How Green Tea Helps to Reduce High Blood Pressure, Naturally

The list below highlights the key blood pressure lowering polyphenols in green tea and

explains how they help lower blood pressure:

1) Epigallocatechin Gallate:– Epigallocatechin gallate lowers blood pressure in two ways.

First, it keeps your arteries soft and supple which promotes good blood flow and keeps your

blood pressure under control.

Secondly, it reduces blood levels of LDL cholesterol which prevents blockages in your arteries

and stops blood pressure building up.

2) Gallocatechol:- Gallocatechol lowers blood levels of LDL cholesterol which stops the LDL

cholesterol clogging up your arteries and keeps your blood pressure levels low.

3) Epicatechin:– Epicatechin relaxes the blood vessels and improves blood flow which keeps

your blood pressure levels low.

4) Thearubigins:- Thearubigins prevent the buildup of LDL cholesterol in the blood, keep

the arteries free from blockages and ensure that your blood pressure stays low.


“When it comes to lowering your blood pressure,

green tea is one of the most effective natural

remedies around.”


If you’re suffering from high blood pressure and not drinking green tea daily, you should

definitely start.

I jump start my mornings with a mug of green tea everyday–and continue this healthy ritual

throughout the day.

If you combine it with regular exercise and a healthy, natural diet, you can really put a dent

in your blood pressure readings and avoid all the damage high blood pressure can cause.


Do you or loved ones suffer from high blood pressure?

Have you used green tea to help manage your pressure?

Share your thoughts and comments with us.



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