Could this household TRASH lower your high blood pressure?
If you’ve been struggling with high blood pressure for years, I bet you and your doctor have searched high and low for ANYTHING that will get your numbers back in line.
You’ve probably tried the tasteless low-sodium diet… or a diuretic that had you making a beeline to that bathroom twice an hour… or even some ACE inhibitor that left you feeling tired and nauseous all day.
But it looks like the secret to true, lasting hypertension relief may be in the last place you and your doctor would ever think to look.
Because a new study out of Germany proves that skins from your typical household onion — the same skins we throw right in the garbage — may hold the secret to lower blood pressure and better health.
Researchers from the University of Bonn recruited overweight people with high blood pressure to spend six weeks taking either a placebo or a powerful compound called quercetin, extracted from onion skins.
You’ve heard me talk about quercetin before. It’s an antioxidant found in lots of plants, including onions, kale, apples, berries, citrus fruits and tea.
And it took just six short weeks of taking 162 mg. of quercetin a day for patients in the study to see their blood pressure levels start to drop.
Just six weeks — so how long have you been taking those prescription blood pressure meds anyway?
I’m a big fan of quercetin supplements — which you can find inexpensively online or at any health store — and I use them in my own clinic all the time.
And not just to treat high blood pressure, either — but to actually prevent cancer.
Studies have shown that quercetin cuts off the communication between cancer cells, which can force them to die through a process called apoptosis. Quercetin is incredibly healthy, all natural and doesn’t come with the laundry list of side effects you get with prescription drugs.
If you’ve been working to control your blood pressure, there’s no risk in giving quercetin a few months to work its magic. You might never look at an onion skin the same way again.
Onion skinned derived food supplements can lower blood pressure levels