Does Garlic and Fiber Help Reduce High Blood Pressure?

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High cholesterol in long term can lead to atherosclerosis. It can make an artery become harder and get narrowed.

As a result, the blood flow through artery cannot work effectively and this can make your heart work harder and eventually will trigger your systolic and diastolic pressures to rise.

What are safety issues you should concern?

If you don’t get used with diet high in fiber, getting plenty of dietary fiber can be very helpful to improve your systolic and diastolic pressures. However, make sure you start it gradually!

Don’t jump directly into eating lots of fiber at once. Drastically increasing fiber intake in your diet when your body is not ready to get used with the change can be potential to cause some side effects such as diarrhea.

How about garlic? In general, it is commonly safe if taken by mouth. But there are also side effects that may occur, these may include diarrhea, vomiting, body odor, bloating, nausea, heartburn, and burning sensation (typically occurs in the mouth). The use of garlic is not recommended when you are going to take a surgery.

To keep safe, it’s so recommended to discuss with your doctor before taking any supplements. Sometime a garlic supplement may negatively interact with a medicine that you are taking.

Furthermore, it’s also important to consume garlic in the right portion. If you want to take a garlic extract /supplement, make sure to read the instructions carefully – again, discuss with your healthcare provider /doctor for in-depth information!

Citations /references:
Ucdavis; the importance of fiber | National Institutes of Health; how effective is garlic
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  1. Ketty
    October 20, 2013 | Reply

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