Top foods to lower blood pressure

Top foods to lower blood pressure

Hypertension, or high blood pressure as it is also known, is a condition that affects roughly 50 million Americans. That figure represents about one in every four persons, or 25% of the population.

While the exact causes of high blood pressure remain unclear, what IS clear is what high blood pressure can lead to, including stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, eye disease and atherosclerosis (literally hardening of the arteries). Some of the factors that may contribute to hypertension include getting little or no exercise, obesity, older age, genetics and poor diet.

Focusing specifically on the last item, “poor diet,” listed below are five foods that are strongly believed to be beneficial in helping to lower blood pressure. They are:

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by Mackie Shilstone / Fitness Expert

wwltv.com

Posted on April 15, 2010 at 9:45 AM

Updated Monday, May 14 at 10:46 AM

Mackie has a list of five foods he says should be in your diet if your goal is to lower your blood pressure.

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