All You Should Eat to Lower Your High Blood Pressure

Our diet plays a significant role on all autoimmune diseases and conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure. Conventional medicine maintains that the most effective results can be achieved through diets for lowering blood pressure, such as the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which include reducing your intake of fat, sodium, and alcohol.

The DASH guidelines also suggest eating more foods rich in potassium, calcium, and magnesium. In general, you should eat more low-fat protein sources, whole grains, and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Here are the top 5 foods that are known to lower your blood pressure.

 

Berries

All berries (especially blueberries) are know to be rich in antioxidants and natural compounds called flavonoids. Studies have found that consuming these compounds might prevent hypertension, and help to reduce high blood pressure.

 


 

Potatoes

These popular tuberous crops are high in potassium and magnesium, two minerals that can help to lower your blood pressure. They are also high in fiber, which is necessary for an overall healthy diet. The healthiest way to enjoy these would be baked.

 


 

Oatmeal

The perfect high-fiber, low-fat, and low-sodium breakfast alternative that helps lower your blood pressure. Although, oatmeal can be a little bland on its own, try not to add too much sugar, and instead add frozen berries or strawberries. 


 

 

Beets

The mother of all juices: Beetroot juice! Research shows the nitrates in the juice brought down high blood pressure within just 24 hours. You can juice your own beets or simply cook and eat the whole root. 

 


 

Bananas

Eating foods that are rich in potassium have proven to be better than taking supplements and significantly lower high blood pressure. 

Slice a banana into your breakfast cereal or oatmeal, or take one to work every day for a quick, easy, and inexpensive snack.

 

** we are not physicians and this should not be considered official medical advice. If your condition is serious please consult an MD. #HappyHopping!