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Seven Foods That Can Lower Your Blood Pressure | 4Beta Naija
If you happen to have high blood pressure, consuming less sodium may be important to help reduce your blood pressure levels but there are foods that can be good for your heart and arteries too. Bananas Bananas are rich in blood pressure-lowering potassium, and one banana contains about 420 milligrams, or 11 percent of the 4,700 milligrams. Surprisingly, many vegetables are actually higher in potassium than these popular fruits. A cup of Swiss chard boasts 960 milligrams, a cup of cooked white beans has nearly 1,200 milligrams, and a whole avocado has 975 milligrams. Dark chocolate Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants called flavanols, which make blood vessels more elastic. An ounce or less a day, with at least 70 percent cocoa is most ideal. Baked Potato Potatoes are rich in magnesium and potassium, two nutrients that are an important part of the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or high blood pressure), which suggests a variety of foods to lower blood pressure. A