Preventing High Blood Pressure
Blood pressure levels vary by age, race and ethnicity. Check in with a health care professional to determine where your blood pressure levels are. versus where they should be. The main ways to manage your blood pressure are to eat a healthy diet and control salt intake, participate in regular physical activity, maintain a healthy weight, manage stress, avoid smoking and limit alcohol.
Research has shown that in order to lower blood pressure naturally, it’s important to choose foods that are naturally low in sodium and high in at least two of these three minerals: calcium, magnesium and potassium.
Here are several foods that you’ll want to incorporate into your diet to help reach your essential mineral goals:
- White Beans
- Red Bell Pepper
- Sweet Potatoes