Over 73 million people in the U.S. suffer from high blood pressure.
Death rates have increased over 50% since 1995.
It’s not a pretty picture, especially since I’m one of the millions afflicted with this condition and quite likely you are too.
Lowering Blood Pressure Through Diet
Many factors are involved when a person has high blood pressure — one of which is the foods we eat. Diets high in fat or salt are examples of foods that have a negative impact.
Thankfully, there are also foods that can have a positive impact. Certain foods can lower your blood pressure and should be included in your diet.
It’s the least you can do to improve (or maintain) good heart health.
Some of the foods that help to lower blood pressure include:
- Leafy greens
- Sunflower seeds
- Beans and whole grains
- Low-fat yogurt
- Skim milk
- Beet juice
- Dark chocolate
- Olive oil
- Whole wheat pasta
In addition, there are lots of ways to control your blood pressure without medication.