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Healthiest Foods for Low Blood Pressure

By Robert J.Matthews

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Antioxidants like carotenes and vitamin C relax blood vessels, which keeps blood pressure from dropping too quickly.

Carrots

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Phytochemicals help narrow blood vessels, which raises blood pressure to better levels after a meal.

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Watermelon has a lot of the amino acid L-citrulline, which the body changes into L-arginine. 

Watermelon

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This raises nitric oxide levels, which helps blood vessels relax and keeps blood pressure from going up and down too much.

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Lean protein builds muscle that protects the heart, and the B vitamins in pork help make red blood cells and keep blood valve flexibility stable. 

Pork Tenderloin

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To further balance BP, choose marinades and rubs that are low in salt.

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Farro is a whole grain that is similar to wheat berries. 

Farro

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Like other leafy greens, collard greens contain potassium and magnesium, which help keep the body's fluid balance and blood vessel flexibility in check.

Collard Greens

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