Did you know that research has shown that several common whole foods may reduce blood pressure?
🫐 Berries are at the top of the list. Blueberries and strawberries, high in anthocyanins seem to have the greatest impact.
🍌 Bananas are high in potassium which plays a vital role in managing blood pressure.
♥️ Beetroot is rich in nitrate which helps lower blood pressure and is great for your blood vessels.
🥝 Kiwis, high in vitamin C, have been shown to reduce blood pressure for people with mild hypertension.
🍉 Watermelon contains an amino acid citrulline, which helps the body produce nitric oxide which in turn helps lower blood pressure.
🥬 Green leafy vegetables are also rich in nitrates.
🧄 Research suggests that garlic also increases nitric oxide production.
🌾 Oats have also attracted the attention of researchers. They contain beta-glucan, which has been shown in trials to lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
This post is for education purposes only and should not be seen as medical advice.
Always work with your doctor.