4 foods to lower your blood pressure

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Is your blood pressure creeping up? Try eating some of these smart foods to bring it down. Raisins contain potassium, an important mineral that helps regulate your blood pressure. Snacking on these sweet nuggets can upload your blood pressure, 10%.

Also, load up on nuts and seeds, especially walnuts, cashews, and pumpkin seeds, they're full of magnesium, and help lower your blood pressure upto three points. And try purple potatoes, these are delicious, roasted, and mashed. These colorful spuds are chock-full of anthocyanins, super antioxidants that can help lower your blood pressure upto 4%.

Go ahead, and enjoy a half ounce of dark chocolate everyday. Its anti-oxidant flavonols can help drop your blood pressure by upto five points, that's enough to lower you risk of heart attack or stroke by 20%. Taking good care of your blood pressure now helps prevent other problems later on. Keeping your blood pressure healthy between ages 40 and 50 slashes your heart disease risk in half.

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