A: Changing the way you eat can often lower your blood pressure and reduce or eliminate the need for medication. You can also lower your blood pressure by losing weight, limiting alcohol, avoiding tobacco, and becoming physically active. People who follow vegetarian and vegan diets typically have lower blood pressure.
Aug 7, 2017
Dr. Michael Greger, of Nutritionfacts.org fame, recently posted a series of videos about levels of arsenic in rice. My takeaways: 1) rice from California & Asia has lower arsenic (avoid rice from southern states of USA) 2) when cooking, boil rice like pasta & drain excess water* 3) vary the grains you eat * I follow Jeff Novick's fool-proof cooking method: In an uncovered pot with generous amount of water, boil brown rice for 30 minutes. Drain it. Place rice back in pot, covered & off of stove burner, for 10 minutes. (I love the popcorn-like smell of cooking rice!)