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Bananas And Your Blood Presssure


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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

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 4/19/2011 in Living With Diabetes | 4 Comments
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FLORIDAGHOST 4/20/2011 7:56:00 AM

    According to my doctor, Bananas spike my blood sugar, quickly so he suggests I stay away from bananas or do a lot of aerobics right after I eat one. I stay away from them, along with potatoes, for the same reason. But thanks for sharing the lowering blood pressure information as I can use that with my DH. emoticon
RUSSELL_40 4/26/2011 1:47:00 PM

    I am bananas 4 bananas emoticon
ASPENHUGGER 4/24/2011 9:10:00 PM

    Thanks Sunshine -- I certainly didn't know your body retains sodium if you are low in potassium. I can't eat bananas (& boy! do I miss them!) so I will need to concentrate on getting potassium from other sources.
MARYLQ11 4/19/2011 12:31:00 PM


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