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What are the best foods to help control high blood pressure?

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Foods rich in potassium, magnesium, and fiber can keep your blood pressure under control. Fresh veggies and fruits the best sources. Good choices include:

  • apples
  • apricots
  • bananas
  • beet greens
  • broccoli
  • carrots
  • collards
  • green beans
  • dates
  • grapes
  • green peas
  • kale
  • lima beans
  • melons
  • oranges
  • potatoes
  • spinach
  • squash
  • strawberries
  • sweet potatoes
  • tangerines
  • tomatoes
  • yogurt (fat-free)

From: High Blood Pressure Diet WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Your High Blood Pressure Questions Answered -- Potassium."

U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010," "Make Healthy Food Choices," "Managing Your Weight."

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: "Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Calcium."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Your Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure with DASH."

Appel, L. February 2006. Hypertension,

Fung, T. , April 14, 2008. Archives of Internal Medicine

Stamler, R. , March 20, 1987. The Journal of the American Medical Association

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005."

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on March 18, 2018

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Your High Blood Pressure Questions Answered -- Potassium."

U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010," "Make Healthy Food Choices," "Managing Your Weight."

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: "Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Calcium."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Your Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure with DASH."

Appel, L. February 2006. Hypertension,

Fung, T. , April 14, 2008. Archives of Internal Medicine

Stamler, R. , March 20, 1987. The Journal of the American Medical Association

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005."

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on March 18, 2018

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