4 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

Eat these healthy foods to help naturally lower your blood pressure.

Two out of three Americans over 60 have hypertension (that’s blood pressure of 140/90 or above), putting extra strain on your ticker as it works to pump blood through your body. People with hypertension and even those diagnosed with prehypertension (BP between 120/80 and 139/89) are at serious risk for health problems like heart disease or stroke. The good news? Exercise and healthy habits can help lower your blood pressure—and so can the following foods.

Dish up a serving of these foods for a natural approach to lowering blood pressure. If you do have high blood pressure, be sure to talk to your doctor as well.

Pictured Recipe: Roasted Beet & Barley Salad

—Lindsay Westley

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