4 Foods that lower blood pressure naturally!


Did you know that one in three Indian adults suffer from high blood pressure?  World Health Statistics 2012 report shows that in India, 23.10% of men and 22.60% of women above 25 years are likely to experience hypertension.

Most risk factors for high blood pressure are out of your control, such as age, family history and gender. But there is one factor you can control- your diet.


Read on to learn which foods can help you fight high blood pressure.



Tomato paste, juice, and sauce deliver the most lycopene, an antioxidant that has long been studied for its heart health benefits, including reducing inflammation and possibly lowering blood pressure, improving blood flow.



Sweet Potatoes

One medium sweet potato contains 11 percent of the daily recommended amount of potassium. The lack of potassium leads to high blood pressure.




A research found that strawberries and blueberries three days per week had a 32 percent reduced risk of heart attack as they contain powerful antioxidant anthocyanins.



Virgin Olive Oil

Four tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil per day for a year had much better HDL function, meaning better plaque removal and more relaxed blood vessels.



The bottom line

Making healthy eating diets is the most effective guideline when it comes to fighting high blood pressure. Through a heart-healthy diet, you can reduce your risks for hypertension, promote good health and make yourself stress-free.