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Foods That Lower High Blood Pressure - Are You Eating These Foods?

Updated on August 19, 2013

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  • Guidelines to Help Lower High Blood Pressure
  • Eat Foods High in These Vitamins and Nutrients
  • Books - Control Your Blood Pressure Naturally
  • Poll - How Healthy Are You?
  • Helpful High Blood Pressure Hubs


Did you know there are foods that lower high blood pressure naturally? If not, you need to be aware of these foods and add them to your diet. High blood pressure has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and according to the American Heart Association, one out of every three adults has high blood pressure.

High blood pressure puts you at risk for stroke, heart failure, heart attacks, blindness, and kidney problems. If you have problems with blood pressure, medication definitely has its place in controlling it. The problem is that many blood pressure medications cause side effects you probably don’t want to have. So why not work at lowering your blood pressure naturally?

If you're interested in lowering your blood pressure naturally you need to include the following list of foods that are high in omega-3, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, folic acid, magnesium, and potassium. All of these vitamins and nutrients work together to help you control hypertension.

Eat Plenty of Veggies to Lower Your Blood Pressure
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Guidelines to Help Lower High Blood Pressure

By gradually adding these foods to your daily diet, you'll see your blood pressure lower by several points or even return to normal.

One thing you don’t want to do however, is to stop taking your blood pressure medication without your doctor's approval. This can be extremely dangerous. Some medications for high blood pressure have to be gradually decreased or they will cause serious side effects.

Your best plan is to gradually eat healthier by including the following foods, get checked by your doctor, and with his permission work toward not taking high blood pressure medication.

What are some foods that help lower blood pressure? I've listed foods that help lower blood pressure according to the main vitamin or nutrient they include.


Eat Foods High in These Vitamins and Nutrients


If you want to lower your blood pressure naturally, you need to eat foods high in omega-3, vitamin E, vitamin C, Folic Acid, Magnesium and Potassium. Below, I have listed the foods that are naturally high in these vitamins and nutrients and why they each help lower your blood pressure.

Omega-3

Olive oil, Salmon, Walnuts, Tuna, Halibut, Herring, Mackerel


Vitamin E

Blueberries, Sunflower seeds, Collard greens, Almonds, Turnip greens, Olives, Mustard greens, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Papaya


Vitamin C

Kale, Papaya, Cauliflower, Red bell peppers, Kiwi, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cantaloupe., Strawberries, Oranges


Folic Acid

Collard greens, Calves' liver, Kidney beans, Pinto beans, Lentils, Navy beans, Black beans, Garbanzo beans, Spinach, Asparagus


Magnesium

Navp beans, pumpkin seeds, Spinach, Black beans, Halibut, Swiss chard, Soybeans, Seasame seeds, Sunflower seeds, Salmon,


Potassium Avocados, Brussels sprouts, celery, Crimini mushrooms, Romaine lettuce, Swiss chard

You can see that some foods fall in several categories. This means these foods are especially important for you to include in your diet and serve several purposes. To lower your blood pressure naturally, try adding these foods that lower high blood pressure to your diet every day and work with your doctor to control your blood pressure.

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      Debhsmomof4 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Thank you, and you're right. My husband has substantially lowered his blood pressure by adding omega 3 to his diet.

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      sfshine 5 years ago from Michigan

      You have given very good information about vitamins to lower blood pressure. Omega-3 is very effective in lowering blood pressure.

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      call.mishra 6 years ago from Kathmandu, nepal

      Thanks for sharing this hub it is very useful. Check out my hub on hypertension https://hubpages.com/health/history-of-hypertensio

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      Debhsmomof4 6 years ago from New York, New York

      Thanks, Madurai. I appreciate the compliment! Maybe lowering blood pressure isn't that important to other Hubbers - maybe that all have good blood pressure :)

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      Madurai 6 years ago from Online

      You have given great tips about lowering BP but I wonder why people here in HP has never commented anything?

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      almasi 6 years ago

      a very useful hub.