Foods That Help Lower Blood Pressure

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We all know that certain types of food can cause high blood pressure. Among these are foods high in fat and sodium content. But did you know that other foods can actually lower blood pressure?

Check the infographic above, and you’ll notice that most are fruits and vegetables. That’s because fruits and veggies are rich in fiber, potassium, and magnesium. These are known to stabilize blood pressure levels. Fruits and veggies are also very low in sodium.

Changing your dietary habits can surely help a lot. The modifications don’t have to be drastic. No need to be overly strict with yourself. Just make sure that you stay away from processed food items as much as you can. Whenever possible, go for leaner choices like chicken or turkey over pork or beef for instance. You’d also want to have more color in your plate–green leafy veggies, and yellow or red fruits.

If you’re overweight or obese, dropping off those unnecessary pounds is important. Excess weight contributes to high blood pressure, which is a risk factor for heart disease. Consult your doctor regarding a healthy weight loss program.

Stay away from hypertension by eating more fruits and vegetables, as well as the other foods listed above.

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