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19 foods to help lower your blood pressure

The Daily Meal Logo By Holly Van Hare of The Daily Meal | Slide 1 of 20: High blood pressure is extremely common, affecting more than 100 million Americans according to the American Heart Association. But just because it’s common doesn’t mean you should take it lightly. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can be deadly — and the death rates from hypertension are rising.There are certain things you can do to keep your blood pressure down and prevent it from rising higher. Many preventative actions related to hypertension are related to lifestyle habits — exercising, for instance, and abstaining from cigarettes. Changing your diet is also one of the more impactful preventative measures you can take.Certain foods and drinks are dangerous for your blood pressure — eating too much of them can increase your risk over time. Other foods, though, can have the opposite effect. Here are 19 foods that could actually help lower your blood pressure.

19 foods to help lower your blood pressure

High blood pressure is extremely common, affecting more than 100 million Americans according to the American Heart Association. But just because it’s common doesn’t mean you should take it lightly. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can be deadly — and the death rates from hypertension are rising.

There are certain things you can do to keep your blood pressure down and prevent it from rising higher. Many preventative actions related to hypertension are related to lifestyle habits — exercising, for instance, and abstaining from cigarettes. Changing your diet is also one of the more impactful preventative measures you can take.

Certain foods and drinks are dangerous for your blood pressure — eating too much of them can increase your risk over time. Other foods, though, can have the opposite effect. Click through the slideshow above for 19 foods that could actually help lower your blood pressure.

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