10 Best Tasting Foods That Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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foods that lower blood pressure naturallyFoods that lowers blood pressure is very accessible. High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects 67 million adults [1] in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It’s the number one cause of strokes [2] in the United States, and it’s a leading cause of heart attacks.

Hypertension can lead to kidney disease, and it even interferes with sex drive and memory. So, if we’re so aware of the damage it causes, why is hypertension called the ‘silent killer’? Frighteningly, there are no obvious symptoms, so, unless blood pressure is monitored through regular doctor visits, it could be years before hypertension is detected.

By then, the damage could already be done. Altering eating habits is the easiest way to combat this silent killer. So, we’ve compiled a list of 10 of the best tasting foods to lower blood pressure naturally.

Foods That Lowers Blood Pressure

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1. Blueberries

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Blueberries contain anthocyanins, which are natural compounds that research [3] has shown reduces cardiovascular risk, including by lowering blood pressure.

Blueberries also contain the highest level of antioxidants in any fruit, which help naturally ward off a multitude of illnesses.

2. Baked Potato

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Magnesium and potassium are two minerals that aid in the fight against blood pressure, and baked potatoes are rich in both minerals. So, eat up! Just be careful about adding too much butter and salt, otherwise you’ll be back at square one.

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