These 12 foods may help lower your risk of high blood pressure

A new report shows you may be able to manage blood pressure with what’s on the menu. (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) – A new report shows you may be able to manage blood pressure with what’s on the menu.

According to a report from WebMD, it’s based on the DASH diet, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. There are 12 foods at least that might make a difference.

The team at Children’s Hospital says they are seeing high blood pressure and hypertension at younger and younger ages. But the perfect prescription for high blood pressure might involve a stop at the grocery store with the whole family to establish good eating habits for life.

Dr. Tom Kimball is a pediatric heart specialist who says when it comes to healthy eating, good habits should start as young as 2. So to put you and your family on the right track for better blood pressure, you may want to try eating these 12 foods:

  • Leafy greens for potassium
  • Berries for your blood vessels
  • Yogurt for calcium.
  • Salmon for good fats
  • Seeds for magnesium
  • Oatmeal for fiber
  • Garlic for blood circulation
  • Nuts
  • Olive oil
  • Beans
  • Pomegranate
  • Dark chocolate in moderation

You don’t have to eat them all every day. A balance is recommended.

Blood pressure guidelines changed recently. Many people who did not have high numbers before, may now need to bring them down.

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