According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 75 million US adults have high blood pressure. And high blood pressure puts an added strain on your heart, possibly leading to cardiovascular disease and other complications. While there is no magic bullet to lower blood pressure, lifestyle changes like exercise, quitting smoking, and diet changes can all contribute to lowering one’s blood pressure.
We look at ten foods you can add to your diet to help - in conjunction with lifestyle changes - lower your blood pressure.
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Ten Foods that can Help Lower Blood Pressure
Foods to Monitor/Avoid to lower Blood Pressure
References and Links from Episode 31:
Link to full study
The paradox of relaxation training: Relaxation induced anxiety and mediation effects of negative contrast sensitivity in generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder
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“People with high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. - those are conditions brought about by lifestyle. If you change the lifestyle, those conditions will leave.”