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Bring down your blood pressure with these dietary tips
High blood pressure is the major risk factor for coronary heart diseases, stroke and heart failure. To keep your blood pressure normal, you just need check what you are eating on a daily basis.

SOME OF the following dietary tips will help you in lowering your blood pressure.

Increasing the intake of fruits and vegetables

Consuming lesser amount of potassium can increase the risk of blood pressure. Most of us can benefit from eating more potassium, as it helps to balance the pH of the body and also helps to balance the fluid. It's also important for normal blood pressure regression. So fruits such as strawberries, bananas, watermelon and vegetables such as mushrooms, peas and beans will help in providing the required potassium to the body.

Drop the salt

Although the suggested dietary target for sodium is 1600 mg per day, still try to avoid eating salt and don't add salt to foods such as bread, sauces, breakfast cereals, cheese, soups and processed meat. Eating too much salt clearly elevates the blood pressure and keeps you in risk of hypertension. High intake of salt also interferes with anti-hypertensive medications, which are used to lower the blood pressure.

Include low fat dairy products

Low-fat dairy products can have a positive affect on blood pressure. The nutrient in dairy products which is said to produce this positive affect against hypertension is calcium. But research suggests that a low-calcium diet may contribute to high blood pressure, but exact role of calcium in hypertension is unknown.

Reduce stress

Stressful situations cause surge in hormones that temporarily increase blood pressure, causing the heart to beat faster and making the blood vessels narrow. Other behaviors linked to stress like overeating and poor sleeping habits can also cause high blood pressure. Yoga, meditation and exercise are all great ways to de-stress yourself.

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