More people visit doctors for high blood pressure than for any other condition, aside from the common cold. And while blood pressure medications are usually effective, science has shown us that many foods can help lower blood pressure, too.
What you can do: To cut your risk of high blood pressure, try winter dishes that are rich in flavonoids, like our Baked Eggplant with Tomato Chutney, Couscous with Pistachios and Currants, and Raspberry-Tangerine Tart.
What you can do: Use a validated home blood pressure monitor, avoid finger and wrist models, and make sure the cuff is situated properly.
What you can do: Incorporate a clove or two of garlic into your meals, try hibiscus tea several times a day, and favor foods like celery and bitter greens.
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What you can do: Invest in a good home blood pressure monitor, and make sure your doctor knows your readings.
What you can do: Hit the farmer's market for some purple potatoes to lower your blood pressure.
What you can do: Make your bedroom less startling, know the signs that it’s time to visit a sleep center.
What you can do: Don't OD on salt, but keep the salt shaker on the table. Learn the REAL sources of sodium your diet.
What you can do: Take hypertension seriously. Be hyper-vigilant about your calorie and salt intake if you’re aiming to lower your blood pressure.
What you can do: Seek out music—or a music therapist—to help you recover from illness.