Lower Your Blood Pressure with These 4 Foods

Eat your way to normal blood pressure with these 4 foods

Did you know if you suffer from high blood pressure there are foods you can eat that help lower it naturally? Researchers now know that diet plays an important part in keeping blood pressure normal. While you mainly hear about foods you should avoid, studies have pinpointed 4 foods that help you lower your blood pressure.

What foods affect blood pressure?

Scientists at the University of Minnesota asked this same question. In their study, published in the December 2005 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, they reported on their study involving 4,304 black and white men and women ages 18-30 years old.

The study took place over a 15-year period. At the end of the study, researchers analyzed the diets of the test subjects and discovered those eating a diet high in vegetables, whole grains, fruit and nuts had a 36% lower rate of blood pressure. They also found four foods that lowered blood pressure naturally.

If you want to lower your blood pressure naturally, add these foods to your diet.


Eggs, fish and chicken should be your main sources for protein. Researchers (1) say that eating eggs one to three times per week helps lower your blood pressure 11-21%.

Eggs are high in a wide variety of phytonutrients, magnesium, potassium and calcium and researchers feel this is why they help lower your blood pressure.


Eating celery should be on your diet if you have high blood pressure. Celery has a compound called 3-n-butyl phthalide proven to lower your blood pressure by 12-14%. Not only that, but it also lowered cholesterol by 7%. These statistics were seen in studies on animals, but for you to get the same results; you only need to eat 4 ribs of celery per day.

Garlic & onions

Both garlic and onions have sulfur compounds that help lower blood pressure. To get these compounds, eat all the onions and garlic you want to add flavor to your food.

When possible, it's best to treat diseases and illnesses naturally. The same is true for high blood pressure. To do this, begin by adding more fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet and cut down on the amount of meat you eat. Next, add these four foods to your diet and lower your blood pressure naturally.

(1) Toledo E, Delgado-Rodriguez M, Estruch R et al,. Low-fat dairy products and blood pressure: follow-up of 2290 older persons at high cardiovascular risk participating in the PREDIMED study. The British Journal of Nutrition. Cambridge: Jan 2009. Vol. 101, Iss. 1; pg. 59-67. 2009.

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