Summer Foods to Beat High Blood Pressure

Playing Summer Foods That May Help Lower Your 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.