Calcium and High Blood pressure

Another natural alternative is calcium. Think calcium only works on your bones? Think again.

Calcium may also fight high blood pressure. Calcium may even be better for you than some medicine that fights hypertension because it has no side effects.

People who have high blood pressure caused by eating too much salt seem to get the most benefits from calcium. So if yo have high blood pressure and you eat a lot of salt, make sue you eat a calcium-rich diet.

Getting more sodium than calcium in your diet can speed bone loss and deterioration. Eating a high-calcium diet while you’re expecting a child may help cut down on pregnancy-related high blood pressure too. Of course, always think in moderation. Taking very large calcium or vitamin D supplements can cause hypercalcemia, and that can cause high blood pressure. Again, always consult your doctor.

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