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Lower High Blood Pressure With More Potassium-Rich Foods, Less Sugar

foods that lower high blood pressure

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  • Many believe high blood pressure is caused by consuming too much salt, but studies reveal an imbalance between your sodium intake and your potassium levels may be the problem
  • While processed foods are high in refined sodium, refined sugar is far worse in causing high blood pressure, and the trickle-down effect can also produce metabolic syndrome, atherosclerosis, stroke and heart attack
  • Leafy greens, crimini mushrooms, avocadoes, blueberries, raw grass fed yogurt and wild-caught Alaskan salmon are all foods you can eat to naturally lower your blood pressure levels due to these foods’ high potassium content
  • Relaxing, deep breathing, walking, regular exercise and losing weight are all ways you can lower your blood pressure levels and improve your overall health

By Dr. Mercola

Americans struggle with high levels of certain diseases like cardiovascular disease and related high blood pressure. In fact, the World Health Organization ranks this malady, also known as hypertension, as playing the leading role in heart disease.


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