Fruits and Blood Pressure Control

Fruits in a Market

For many of us these days, it is important to find a source of blood pressure control. Since high blood pressure is a primary risk for heart disease and stroke, it is important to find a way to control it. Diet and excercise, as we hear so often, are great ways to control your blood pressure.

The best diet is one that is low in salt, sugar, and fat, and high in calcium, magnesium, and potassium.

You should eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, fish, poultry, and low-fat dairy products. You should limit red meat, sugar, fat, foods high in cholesterol, and alcohol. You also should try to stay at a healthy weight.

Harvard’s School of Public Health wrote an article about the benefits of eating your fruit and vegetables every day.