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Foods That Can Lower Blood Pressure

We know that uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to serious health problems such as heart attack and stroke, even more frightening is that you can have high blood pressure for years without showing any symptoms, so why wait? There are foods we can look to include in everyday life that can help lower blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease.

Here are my 4 favorites:

  • Spinach– Packed with potassium, folate and magnesium required for lowering and maintaining blood pressure. Throw a handful of leaves into your smoothies for hidden greens or simply add it to your regular lettuce for a salad fit for Pop-eye!
  • Beans– including kidney, lima and butter. Beans are great sources of fibre, magnesium and potassium, add them to your pop-eye salad or try out some exciting bean burger recipes just in time for the bbq season.
  • Bananas-another versatile source of potassium, try coating a banana with honey, topping with chopped almonds and grilling until crispy for a blood pressure lowering treat.
  • Beets- adding raw beets to your day could help lower blood pressure try it grated on your salad or make a juice with apple and carrot to reap the rewards.

Start today and see how hassle free lowering blood pressure can be and take a look at the health and fitness blogfor more information on understanding blood pressure.

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