High blood pressure is a very common medical condition that should be considered as serious veiled threat to health. It is also called silent killer because it does not cause any noticeable symptoms or warning signs until complications are developed. Increased blood pressure, which is designated with the term hypertension, increases the risk of cardiovascular illnesses, stroke and even problems with kidneys.
If you have problem with high blood pressure, then you must know that food which is rich in calcium can decrease the risk of high blood pressure by 12%.
But, also have in mind that by taking large amounts of calcium supplement, negative effect may appear. Actually, you need to take it from nature, from green vegetables.
Calcium is the most present mineral in the human body, which salts create tendency for formation hardness of bones and teeth.
The adult body contains 1kg to 1,5kg calcium which commonly can be found in bones (99%) and only little amount (1%) in the blood and other parts in body.
Calcium has other important functions:
- It is needed for normal blood clotting.
- Lack of vitamin D causes the same symptoms as lack of calcium.
- Participates in the transmission of nerve impulses, especially of heart, it provides heartbeat.
- Regulates the balance between the acid and base in the blood, prevents excessive acidity in the blood. Thus it neutralizes the acid level which is product of protein metabolism.