Foods That Help Lower High Blood Pressure

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  • Potassium Containing Fruits help lower blood pressure

    • 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. 
       

    • Avocado 1 whole: 1,067 milligrams 

    • Acorn Squash 1 cup: 896 milligrams

    • Spinach 1 cup cooked: 839 milligrams

    • Wild caught Salmon 1 cup cooked: 839 milligrams

    • Apricots ½ cup: 756 milligrams

    • Pomegranate 1 whole: 667 milligrams

    • Banana 1 medium 425 milligrams

    • 1/2 of a Papaya 390 milligrams

    • 1/2 cup of Prune juice 370 milligrams

    • Navy Beans 1 cup: 319 milligrams

    • Watermelon

    • Prunes (Dried Plums)

    • Raisins

    • Currants

    • Dates

    • Dried Figs

    • Bananas 

    • Peaches

    • Oranges

    • Blackberries

    • Cherries

    • Pears

    • Grapefruit

    • Honey Dew Melon

    • Raspberries

    • Strawberries