10 Foods That Can Help Lower High Blood Pressure

Hypertension (high blood pressure) develops when the force of the blood pushing against the arteries or flowing through the blood vessels is consistently too high.  This can lead to complications such as stroke, heart failure, kidney disease or heart attack.

Hypertension is treatable and manageable through medication and making certain lifestyle changes. One of the most effective lifestyle changes a person living with hypertension can apply is following a healthy diet rich in the following foods:

  1. Salmon and other types of fatty fish
  2. Green, leafy vegetables such as spinach and broccoli
  3. Citrus fruits
  4. Oatmeal
  5. Beets
  6. Berries
  7. Low-fat yogurt
  8. Seeds such as pumpkin, flax, and sunflower seeds
  9. Garlic
  10. Legumes and beans

Adding these foods to a diet can help with managing high blood pressure when combined with exercise and a treatment plan recommended by a doctor.

To schedule an appointment with a doctor at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, please call 718-670-5486.

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