Eating with High Blood Pressure: Food and Drinks to Avoid

Nearly a third of Americans have high blood pressure. Another third have prehypertension, a condition in which blood pressure is higher than normal but not quite high enough to be diagnosed as hypertension. If you have high blood pressure or prehypertension, studies have shown that you can lower your blood pressure by eating a healthy diet.

A healthy diet emphasizes:

  • lean protein
  • whole grains
  • low-fat dairy
  • fruits and vegetables

Unfortunately, many foods can prevent you from lowering your blood pressure. Keep reading to learn about 10 foods you should limit or avoid.


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