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It helps to limit your salt intake and enrich your diet with foods that contain potassium.

Blood pressure is the pressure of blood in the arteries, the vessels that carry the blood from the heart to the brain and the rest of the body.

A person needs a certain amount of pressure to get the blood moving around the body. Blood pressure naturally goes up and down throughout the day and night and it’s normal for it to go up while one is moving about.

It’s when a person’s overall blood pressure is consistently high, even when resting, that they need to do something about it to reduce their risk of serious health complications.

Many studies suggest that changing one’s diet can significantly reduce high blood pressure. Research has shown that certain foods can lower blood pressure, both right away and in the long-term.

According to experts, it is useful to limit salt intake and enrich the diet of potassium-containing products. This element helps the body to remove fluid more efficiently and thus helps to reduce pressure.

Bananas contain plenty of potassium, a mineral that plays a vital role in managing hypertension.

According to the American Heart Association, potassium reduces the effects of sodium and alleviates tension in the walls of the blood vessels.

Leading health experts agree that adults should aim to consume 4,700mg of potassium daily.

Foods that are rich in potassium are important in managing high blood pressure because potassium lessens the effects of sodium.

The more potassium you eat, the more sodium you lose through urine.

Potassium also helps to ease tension in your blood vessel walls, which helps further lower blood pressure

Other foods rich in potassium include fat-free yogurt, grapefruit, lima beans, mushrooms, oranges and peas.

Too much potassium can be harmful, doctors warn. They advise against increasing potassium intake for people with kidney disease.

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