Summer Foods to Beat High Blood Pressure

Summer brings delicious seasonal treats, and it might bring better health too! See which hot-weather favorites might help control hypertension.

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• Kiwis. The American Heart Association reports that eating three of these fuzzy little fruits a day may decrease blood pressure.

• Bananas. This tropical fruit is rich in potassium, which the Journal of Hypertension indicates can help lower blood pressure.

• Watermelon. Nothing says “summer” more than a luscious slice of ice-cold watermelon. The University of Florida has discovered that a diet rich in watermelon may lower blood pressure in overweight individuals.

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And the best news? All three are high in vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber! So pass the fruit salad and savor the flavors of summer.