blood pressure and plant based diets

Having a plant-based diet can REDUCE your blood pressure!! Say…whaat?!😱

If you have high blood pressure, it usually means you end up taking medication BUT eating whole, plant-based foods can potentially help bring your blood pressure down and may even reduce your need for medication!

⁠How Does Plant-Based Eating Help?⁠

  • Fruits and vegetables are rich in potassium, which can help lower blood pressure. ⁠
  • Whole, plant-based foods are also generally low in fat and sodium and are free of cholesterol. ⁠
  • Avoiding meat, dairy products, and added fats also reduces the blood’s viscosity, which makes it easier to pump (also helping to bring down your blood pressure).⁠

What You Can Do:

  • Become aware and possibly reduce your salt intake⁠
  • Include potassium rich fruits and veg like tomatoes, dark leafy greens, bananas and potatoes ⁠
  • Move your body for about 30-minutes per day, and yes this includes walking!⁠
  • Incorporate whole grains like brown rice and oats (remember the cheerios commercials?)⁠

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** The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.**

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