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what foods help high blood pressure?

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Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 36 years experience
Avoid salt: Food with high salt will increase the blood pressure on many patients. It is particularly more common on african americans. High potassium diet might reduce blood pressure like fruits and vegetables.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 32 years experience
Wholesome food: Wholesome plant based food such as whole grains, beans, variety of fruit and vegetables as well as reducing salt intake helps blood pressure. Please google dash diet for hypertension for more information.

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