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2. Do Dairy Right

Dairy delivers some sodium, but it’s our top source of potassium, and it’s rich in calcium, magnesium, whey protein and milk peptides, which synergistically work together to reduce blood pressure. Perhaps that’s why people who regularly eat dairy have lower numbers when the doctor straps on that blood pressure cuff. Go low-fat or fat-free: a 2006 Hypertension study found that downing three servings of dairy a day reduced volunteers’ hypertension risk by 36 percent, but only for people who ate a diet low in saturated fat.

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