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Foods That Help Lower High Blood Pressure Naturally




  • Fruits and vegetables have certain remarkable properties that have a magical effect on blood pressure. Switching to a vegetarian diet lowers blood pressure. Fruits are concentrated with potassium, Vitamin C and loads of soluble fiber, all of which contribute to lowering blood pressure. Fruits are low in sodium. 
    People who eat little or no fruits are prone to high blood pressure. 
    It's been common knowledge that eating fruits and vegetables is good food you, but now there is another reason to eat them. A new study from the St. George's Medical School in London, published in the April 2005 issue of Hypertension, compared the blood-pressure-lowering effects of potassium chloride against the effects of potassium citrate. The results of this study showed that potassium citrate has the same blood-pressure-lowering effects as potassium chloride, which has proven in the past to lower blood pressure. Potassium chloride, however, must be taken as a dietary supplement, whereas potassium citrate is found naturally in many foods. 


    Potassium Containing Fruits
    • Potassium is an electrolyte that helps lower blood pressure by regulating fluid balance and sodium. Potassium rich fruits, or those containing 225 milligrams of potassium per each half-cup serving, include apricots (fresh instead of canned), bananas, cantaloupe, honeydew, kiwi, oranges and orange juice and prunes. 
      Fruits with moderate levels of potassium, 125 to 225 milligrams per serving, include apple juice, blackberries, cherries, grapefruit, peach, pears, pineapple, raisins, raspberries, strawberries, tangerine and watermelon.
Dried Apricots

Dried Apricots
Potassium per 100gPotassium in 1 cup
1.2g1.5g
33% DV43% DV


Prunes


Prunes (Dried Plums)
Potassium per 100gPotassium in 1 cup
1.1g1.4g
30% DV40% DV


Raisins


Dried Zante Currants and Raisins
Potassium per 100gPotassium in 1 cup
892mg1.3g
25% DV37% DV


Dates

Dates (Especially Medjool)
Potassium per 100gPotassium in 1 Date
696mg167mg
20% DV5% DV



Dried and Fresh Figs















































Dried Figs
Potassium per 100gPotassium in 1 cupPotassium in 1 Fig
680mg1g54mg
19% DV29% DV2% DV

Avocado

Avocados
Potassium per 100gPotassium in 1 cupPotassium in 1 Avocado
485mg1.1g975mg
14% DV32% DV28% DV

Bananas

Bananas
Potassium per 100gPotassium in 1 cup mashedPotassium in 1 Banana
358mg805mg422mg
10% DV23% DV12% DV

Peaches


Nectarines and Peaches
Potassium per 100gPotassium in 1 cup slicedPotassium in 1 Nectarine
201mg287mg285mg
6% DV8% DV8% DV


Oranges
Potassium per 100gPotassium in 1 cup sectionsPotassium in 1 Orange
181mg326mg237mg
5% DV9% DV7% DV


Additional foods that help lower blood pressure...

Blackberries

Cherries



























Pears









Grapefruit
Honeydew Melon

Raspberries
Strawberries
Watermelon
A delicious citrus salad for dinner