7 Powerful Foods That Reduce BP

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High blood pressure is a passive killer as it worsens many other health conditions. In fact, it can also worsen stroke, cognitive decline, kidney failure and heart attack.

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Though many people prefer medication, over use may cause certain side effects like insomnia, dizziness and cramps.

Studies show that those who go for walks can lower their blood pressure up to an extent. As exercise can help your heart utilise oxygen more efficiently, it can help those suffering from blood pressure issues.

Also, breathing practices like yoga, tai chi, qigong and other activities which can decrease stress can help keep the blood pressure under control.

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Apart from that, you may need to consume foods rich in potassium, magnesium and calcium. Here are some of those foods.

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Kiwi

One kiwi fruit can contribute up to 9% of your daily recommended dose of potassium, 7% of magnesium and 2% of calcium.

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Bell Peppers

A cup of red bell peppers may give you 9% of your daily recommended dose of potassium, 4%of magnesium and 1% of calcium.

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Avocado

An avocado can provide 20% of potassium, 10% of magnesium and 1% of calcium.

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Kale

A cup of raw kale can offer 9% of potassium, 6% of magnesium and 9% of calcium.

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Peach

A peach which is medium sized can provide 8% of potassium, 3% of magnesium and 1% of your daily recommended dose of calcium.

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Banana

A single banana can offer 12% of potassium, 8% of magnesium and 1% of your daily recommended dose of calcium.

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Broccoli

A cup of broccoli offers 14% of potassium, 8% of magnesium and 6% of your daily recommended dose of calcium.

Story first published: Thursday, July 14, 2016, 17:37 [IST]
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