Foods to help lower your blood pressure

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Registered dietitian Suzanne Farrell from Cherry Creek Nutrition gives us a list of foods to add to our diet.

 

The CDC estimates that almost 1 of every 3 people over the age of 20 has high blood pressure. Uncontrolled hypertension puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke. The good news is that there are natural ways to help lower blood pressure and even foods to include more of. Losing weight, following the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension- www.dashdiet.org), regular physical activity, limiting alcohol and reducing sodium are key components to lowering blood pressure. However, take a look at which foods to include on your next trip to the grocery store.

Foods to Lower Blood Pressure

Potatoes (white & sweet)- magnesium, potassium

Dark chocolate- flavonoids, magnesium

Nuts, seeds, beans- (almonds, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, black beans)potassium, magnesium

Low fat dairy/yogurt- calcium, potassium, vitamin D

Wild Salmon- vitamin D, omega 3’s

Edamame- potassium, soy protein

 

 

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