Mildly hypertensive people who drank three cups of hibiscus tea daily for six weeks lowered their blood pressure as significantly as they would have by taking some hypertension meds, according to a study in The Journal of Nutrition
. Add coconut water for its potassium—the mineral helps keep blood pressure stable by reducing the negative effects of salt.
Steep 2 hibiscus tea bags in 8 ounces hot unsweetened coconut water for 5 minutes, says Rubin. Let cool. Stir in 2 ounces sparkling water and pour over ice.
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