5 Foods That Prevent High Blood Pressure

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One in three adults has high blood pressure.  This accounts for an estimated 74.5 million people in the United States, age 20 and older, who have high pressure. The good news is that there are foods that prevent high blood pressure. Listed below are some common foods that prevent high blood pressure:

  1. Garlic: Garlic has been shown to have blood thinning properties, and the daily consumption of garlic is shown to prevent and lower high blood pressure and improve cholesterol levels.
  2. Potassium rich foods: While sodium in salt contributes to high blood pressure, due to fluid retention, the potassium in fruits and vegetables such as bananas, potatoes, tomatoes, peaches, avocadoes and orange juice are associated with lower levels of blood pressure.
  3. Got milk?: Drinking milk on a daily basis is a good habit to return to. Studies show that populations of people with low levels of calcium often have higher rates of hypertension.  Calcium rich foods are skim or low fat milk, yogurt, spinach and broccoli.
  4. Magnesium: Low levels of magnesium are also associated with rising levels of high blood pressure.  Magnesium rich foods such as cooked dried beans, peas, dark green leafy vegetables, nuts, soybeans and seafood help prevent high blood pressure.
  5. Omega-3 rich foods: Major clinical studies have shown that diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids help prevent hypertension.  Some of the best choice foods include fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel.

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