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What foods are best to lower blood pressure?

What foods are best to lower blood pressure?

Hypertension diet: A great guideline for Dietary recommendations for lowering blood pressure, is the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, include reducing your intake of fat, sodium, and alcohol. The DASH guidelines also suggest eating more foods rich in potassium, calcium, & magnesium. Information on food choice may be found at http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/foods-good-for-high-blood-pr ...Read more

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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What food is best to lower high blood pressure?

What food is best to lower high blood pressure?

A few things to...: Keeping ideal body weight, eat healthy/no added salt, aerobic exercise regularly 4-5x/wk, reduce daily stresses, sleep well, and don't smoke etc..These are so called modifiable risk factor--you can't change genetic. Look up the dash-diet regimen (google it). Treat medical condition (chol, diabetes etc) well.If these fail to adequately lower your BP to less than 140/90, consult your doc..Good luck. ...Read more

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Best foods to lower down hypertension or high blood pressure. Thanks?

Best foods to lower down hypertension or high blood pressure. Thanks?

Simple is better: Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain, and less salt. The more processed the food is, the more likelihood is that it will contain salt and other preservatives that may adversely affect bp. Also, increasing exercise and weight loss help. If there is any question of sleep apnea, get tested. That, too, can increase bp. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lower blood pressure?

What is the best way to lower blood pressure?

Medication: we're finding that lifestyle changes are not that good at all. However, first confirm you really have it. CHecking outside of doctor's office wating 5 min calmly before taking it and taking it sitting or lying down and certainly not active/standing/nor talking ...Read more

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Are there any foods that lower blood pressure ?

Are there any foods that lower blood pressure ?

Immediately, No: You can reduce your blood pressure by eating foods that are low in sodium, saturated fat, total fat, and cholesterol, and high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lowfat dairy foods. Specific food claims are based on belonging to one of the above groups. Commonly cited foods include: celery, cold water fish, broccoli, dandelion, whole grain oats, black beans, berries, low fat dairy, etc. ...Read more

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Which foods lower blood pressure most effectively?

High Potassium: Findings also show that potassium, magnesium, and fiber may effect blood pressure. Fruits and vegetables are high in potassium, magnesium, and fiber and low in sodium. Also, nuts, seeds, legumes, lean meats, and poultry are good sources of magnesium. ...Read more

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Which foods should you eat to lower your blood pressure?

Which foods should you eat to lower your blood pressure?

Examples: Foods that contain a lot of potassium: http://potassiumrichfoods.Com/potassium-rich-foods-list/ calcium rich foods (avoid the cheese): http://promo.Algaecal.Com/calcium-rich-foods/?Gclid=ci3mgau4xlccffa7mgodqzmanw fish, high fiber foods, beans, lots of fruits and veggies. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which foods help lower your blood pressure?

Can you tell me which foods help lower your blood pressure?

Low salt intake: IF bPIS ELEVATED iWOULD RESTRICT SODIUM INTAKE TO 1500 TO2000 MG/DAY AND IF IF I WAS OVERWEIGHT WOULD GO ON A LOW CALORIE WEIGHT REDUCTION DIET WITH A MODERATE AMOUNT OF EXCERCISE. ...Read more