Bananas contain high levels of potassium. Sodium is retained in the body when you dont have enough potassium. Bananas have potassium to help lower blood pressure. Red grapes and Dark Chocolate have also been shown to help lower BP. Foods that are known for their blood pressure reducing properties are olive oil, celery, tomatoes and squash, prunes, grapefruits, potatoes. Remeber moderation...mix them up to get full benefits
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The soluble fiber in flaxseed has been shown to lower cholesterol, helping to prevent the buildup of plaque that can clog arteries & lead to high blood pressure, stroke, or heart attack. Fiber is also believed to lower blood sugar levels, which is important for people who have type 2 diabetes. Bananas, a source of fiber, have potassium, and eating 1/2 banana may keep your body less likely to lose calcium in your urine. That keeps your kidneys functioning also reducing the risk of kidney stones
Eating potassium-rich foods will help the body get rid of sodium. Bananas are the perfect on the go snack for dieters and diabetics. Potassium promotes blood flow to all the arteries. If potassium is low, the body retains extra sodium which will raise blood pressure. Try to have 1/2 banana daily.
As I ate my banana-topped oatmeal this morning,I was surprised to read in the Doctor'sBook of Food Remedies by Selene Yeager & the editors of Prevention magazine,that bananas can help LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE! They are rich in POTASSIUM and that is why! They also HELP with an UPSET STOMACH, DIARRHEA, and RELIEVE HEARTBURN! And additionally,they are HIGH in FIBER! So, I think I'll be adding bananas to the shopping list regularly instead of every once in a while!
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