Antioxidants like carotenes and vitamin C relax blood vessels, which keeps blood pressure from dropping too quickly.
Phytochemicals help narrow blood vessels, which raises blood pressure to better levels after a meal.
Watermelon has a lot of the amino acid L-citrulline, which the body changes into L-arginine.
This raises nitric oxide levels, which helps blood vessels relax and keeps blood pressure from going up and down too much.
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.
To further balance BP, choose marinades and rubs that are low in salt.
Farro is a whole grain that is similar to wheat berries.
Like other leafy greens, collard greens contain potassium and magnesium, which help keep the body's fluid balance and blood vessel flexibility in check.