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8 Foods That Naturally Help Lower Your Blood Pressure

Taste of Home Logo By Jeanne Ambrose of Taste of Home | Slide 1 of 9: The research is in: One in every three adult Americans has high blood pressure, and only about 50 percent of those people have it under control. The good news is that high blood pressure, also called hypertension, can be lowered or prevented simply by eating smarter. All it takes is focusing on foods high in potassium (hello, bananas!), magnesium, calcium and fiber, plus foods high in vitamins C and D. Easy, right? It can be. In fact, the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet was created specifically for its benefits in reducing high blood pressure. The eating plan is endorsed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and many health and medical agencies because it works. And it works in just two weeks. Keep at it and you might drop some pounds, too, which also helps lower blood pressure. Here’s what you need to eat (and drink) to lower your blood pressure now.

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The research is in: One in every three adult Americans has high blood pressure, and only about 50 percent of those people have it under control. The good news is that high blood pressure, also called hypertension, can be lowered or prevented simply by eating smarter. All it takes is focusing on foods high in potassium (hello, bananas!), magnesium, calcium and fiber, plus foods high in vitamins C and D. Easy, right? It can be. In fact, the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet was created specifically for its benefits in reducing high blood pressure. The eating plan is endorsed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and many health and medical agencies because it works. And it works in just two weeks. Keep at it and you might drop some pounds, too, which also helps lower blood pressure. Here’s what you need to eat (and drink) to lower your blood pressure now.
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