Preventing and Overcoming High Blood To prevent high blood pressure for those who still have normal blood pressure or high blood pressure for those who already have high blood pressure, then the following practical suggestions you can do: Reduce consumption of salt in your diet. If you already suffer from high blood pressure you should avoid foods that contain salt. Consumption of foods containing potassium, magnesium and calcium. Potassium, magnesium and calcium can reduce high blood pressure. Reduce drinking alcoholic beverages or food. If you suffer from high blood pressure, should avoid excessive alcohol consumption. For men who suffer from hypertension, amount of alcohol is permitted a maximum of 30 ml of alcohol per day, while women 15 ml per day. Regular exercise can reduce high blood pressure. If you suffer from high blood pressure, choose light exercise such as walking, cycling, running relaxed, and swimming. Do it for 30 to 45 minutes a day 3 times a week. Eat vegetables and fruits are high in fiber such as green vegetables, bananas, tomatoes, carrots, cantaloupe, and oranges. Run anti-stress therapy for reducing stress and you are able to control your emotions. Quitting smoking also contributes greatly to reduce high blood pressure or hypertension. Take control of your cholesterol levels. Take control of your diabetes. Avoid drugs that can increase blood pressure. Consult your doctor if you are receiving treatment for certain diseases, to ask for drugs that do not increase blood pressure.