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Can eating potatoes lower my blood pressure?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Purple potatoes can lower your blood pressure numbers by a respectable 4%. Violet-hued potatoes are packed with anthocyanins, the same good-guy chemicals found in berries that rev up your body's artery-pampering antioxidant defenses. Pink, red, and blue potatoes contain them, too!

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