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11 Foods That Can Help Reduce Hypertension


Hypertension, more popularly known as high blood pressure, affects millions of Americans. It’s a persistent problem that only seems to get worse with growing access to highly processed, high-fat, and high-salt fast foods.

The good news is that there are many healthy foods that can help us bring down our blood pressure levels and overcome hypertension. So, don’t despair if your doctor tells you your blood pressure is too high—just look for these foods at your local grocery store…

1. Blueberries

Blueberries aren’t just a delicious, sweet addition to your morning cereal or fruit salad—they’re also packed with antioxidants that can help in the fight against serious illnesses, including cancer.

But that’s not all! Blueberries, along with raspberries and strawberries, contain anthocyanins that have been shown to help in the fight against hypertension. In fact, studies have shown that fruits containing anthocyanins help people with hypertension significantly lower their blood pressure levels.

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