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Foods that are good for people who have high blood pressure

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a disease that has become a worldwide epidemic in recent years due to lifestyle changes. In hypertension, a variety of factors, such as lack of exercise, stress, and dietary habits, are responsible for the increase in blood pressure. 

In many cases, it is poor eating habits that drive up blood pressure. Instead of resorting to medication, it is best to review your diet and eat healthy foods that lower blood pressure and avoid foods that raise it.

According to Healthline, below are foods that are good for people with high blood pressure: 

1. Berries

Berries such as blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries are tasty, nutritious, and have many health benefits. These fruits contain anthocyanins, which are antioxidants that can help lower blood pressure.

2. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a very tasty food that can improve blood pressure. They are very nutritious and can help prevent heart disease, a risk factor for high blood pressure.

3. Spinach

When it comes to the healthiest vegetables, most people agree that green leafy vegetables are the best. And among these green leafy vegetables, spinach takes the top spot. Spinach is a rich source of calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Spinach not only lowers blood pressure but can also improve heart health.

4. Seeds

Seeds, such as flax and chia seeds, are a rich source of concentrated nutrients. Several studies have shown them to be an excellent way to lower blood pressure.

5. Beetroot 

Studies have shown that the high inorganic nitrate content of beetroot lowers blood pressure. Beetroot has many health benefits regardless of how you consume it, but its juice is known to lower blood pressure in a short time.

6. Broccoli

Broccoli has received a lot of attention in the field of healthy eating in recent years because of its nutritional value. Studies have shown that people who eat broccoli regularly can lower their blood pressure. It is rich in flavonoid antioxidants and can effectively lower high blood pressure.

7. Citrus fruits

Citrus fruits like oranges and lemons are very effective in lowering blood pressure. They are also rich in minerals and vitamins that reduce the risk of heart disease, a risk factor for high blood pressure. This ability of citrus fruits has been confirmed by research.

8. Oatmeal

Oatmeal is one of the most popular breakfast foods today because it is versatile, easy to prepare, and naturally healthy. Beta-glucan, a dietary fibre, helps lower blood pressure.

9. Bananas 

It is well known that the mineral potassium plays an important role in treating high blood pressure, and bananas are one of the best sources of potassium. And what's the best thing about them? They are available all year round and very easy to eat. Just peel and eat them to control your blood pressure.

Including these foods in your diet and a healthy lifestyle are the best ways to lower high blood pressure.

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