10 Best Tasting Foods That Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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3. Garlic

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Fresh garlic is used to combat many heart-related conditions, including high blood pressure, because of its production of allicin, an organosulfur compound that also has antibacterial and antifungal applications.

Allicin is also the chemical that gives garlic its distinctive smell. So, for a double whammy against hypertension, eat a garlic baked potato!

4. Dark Chocolate

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Yes, dark chocolate! Researchers at Harvard University [4] analyzed the results of 24 separate studies and determined that, indeed, dark chocolate can help lower blood pressure.

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The researchers did note that, because of caloric content, it should be consumed in moderation.

5. Bananas

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Bananas are loaded with potassium, which has been shown to minimize the effects of sodium in the blood stream.

So, how about treating yourself to a dark chocolate-covered banana for a healthy way to fight back against hypertension?

6. Celery

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A compound called 3nB, which is responsible for the characteristic odor of celery, has been found to lower blood pressure in a preliminary study [5].

In animals, a small amount of this compound lowered blood pressure by 12% to 14% and cholesterol by about 7%. Making celery juice with a fruit is by far the easiest way to enjoy this veggie.

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