Eating fruits can help to control your blood pressure and may even prevent you from getting high blood pressure in the first place.
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute NHLBI recommends you control your blood pressure by regulating your intake of four minerals:
The High Blood Pressure Report
1. Limit your intake of sodium (i.e. salt).
2. Maximise your intake of potassium, magnesium and calcium.
Many fruits have high contents of potassium but some of the better ones are:
- figs and
Between four and five servings a day of fruit coupled with a similar number of servings of vegetable have been shown to produce a marked reduction in blood pressure levels.