Fiber Up to Combat Hypertension

World Hypertension Day is celebrated annually to increase global awareness on the condition and issues surrounding hypertension. Besides commemorating medications Losartan, Lipitor, and Atenolol, one natural way to control hypertension is through the Big F or Fiber.

Fiber keeps the heart and colon healthy hence better blood circulation and detoxification. Good blood circulation prevents hypertension.  Sapping bad cholesterol and toxins out of the body by consuming fibrous food such as oatmeal promotes digestive health and prevents colon cancer.

Variants of oatmeal include instant, quick-cooking, whole-grain rolled oats, and oat bran.  One brand, Australia Harvest Oatmeal, boasts of quality as it prides itself coming from the world’s best oat producing region, West Australia.

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Perhaps the quality product is what made the Philippine Volcanoes, the country’s official rugby team, choose the Australia Harvest Oatmeal brand as their Official Fiber Partner for good reason—the team won the Bronze medal in the recently concluded Asian Rugby Competition.

Medical online publication WebMD.com reveals “adding fiber to diet [shows] a significant reduction in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure in people with high blood pressure.”   Said site also mentions that other lifestyle and dietary improvements like weight loss, reduced sodium intake, moderation in alcohol use, increased potassium intake, increased physical activity, and following dietary approaches to stop hypertension or DASH diet can keep blood pressure levels under control.

Anyone who wishes to gain the benefits of fiber simply has to eat more fruits and vegetables.

So celebrate life by staying healthy.  Fiber up for Life!