R/O PURIFIED WATER HELPS
PREVENTING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
The number one killer in
the world is heart disease. Two huge health risks that can lead to serious heart
conditions are high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Both can be
Cholesterol is a waxy,
fat-like substance called a lipid that is found inside cells and blood.
It is produced naturally in the liver, but some of the ‘bad' cholesterol comes
from the food we eat, mainly in animal fats. While too much cholesterol can be
harmful, a certain amount is necessary for bodily functions, such as making cell
walls and acting as a building block to produce various hormones, bile acids,
and Vitamin D.
Having too much cholesterol
can block blood flow, resulting in a thickening and hardening of artery walls, a
disorder called arteriosclerosis. Since this also narrows the arteries, blood
flow can be slowed down, or even blocked. With less blood, the heart therefore
gets less oxygen. That can result in chest pain, heart attack, or something as
drastic as death. Lowering your blood cholesterol level is one of the best ways
you can decrease your risk of heart disease. And, even if your cholesterol is
close to the desirable range, 200 milligrams per deciliter of blood, you can
lower it and reduce your risk of heart disease.
With all this thickening
going on, water can play a very important role. Drinking water can actually thin
the blood, making in a natural way to help the blood pump more smoothly.
Drinking plenty of water will keep your blood vessels clean! Exercise,
along with a healthy diet, is an important contributor to the lowering of
cholesterol. However, water needs to be drunk in order to replenish what was
lost during exercise. In fact, consumption of water until you are fully hydrated
can increase your metabolic rate!
Let's move on to high blood
pressure, also known as hypertension. Blood pressure refers to the force of
blood pushing against artery walls as it makes its way through the body. Just
like air in a tire, blood fills arteries to a certain capacity, and anything
over that capacity can have damaging effects. Just like high cholesterol, high
blood pressure can threaten healthy arteries and lead to life-threatening
conditions such as heart disease and stroke. Moreover, what is scary is that
there are not any real symptoms before the disease or stroke occurs. That
is why high blood pressure is known as the silent
Water can help
lower blood pressure, as blood is mainly comprised of water. When
water levels drop it can affect your blood pressure. Drinking a
healthy amount of water each day can maintain a healthy heart. In addition, the
kidneys clean the blood. If blood flow is restricted to the kidneys because
of lack of water or high blood pressure, it will think the body is low on water,
and react by telling the brain to constrict veins and arteries, which will make
the blood pressure even higher.