Do you or a loved one have high blood pressure (hypertension)? It may not come up in everyday conversation, but it’s important to think about in order to lower the risk of heart attack or stroke.
But don’t worry. We won’t be discussing complicated medical studies here. We’ll be talking about food!
I recently read an article in Delicious Living about three foods that can naturally lower blood pressure: pistachios, blueberries, and tea. And I happen to love all of them. How about you?
Let’s take a look at some recipes containing each of these amazing ingredients that lower blood pressure.
Pistachios aren’t just for snacking. They are wonderful as a topping for roasted vegetables. You can also use them in pesto instead of pine nuts. And of course they are delicious in salads.
I like to use them in this Cranberry, Pistachio, and Mango Salad with Coconut-Peanut Butter Dressing.
I also recommend trying Sweet Potato Coconut Curry with Cranberries and Pistachios from The Tofu Diaries.
I love fresh blueberries! But when they are expensive, frozen are a great substitute, especially for using in smoothies.
Check out this recipe for Berry Simple Smoothie Bowl from The Smoothie Life by Jessi Andricks. It’s berry delicious!
I also like to add fresh or frozen blueberries to açai bowls, or use them as a topping along with other fruit. If you’re not sure how to make your own açai bowl at home, learn how in this short video:
Whether you prefer green, black, or white, a little tea a day can do the body good. You may have already guessed I’m a big fan of matcha green tea, judging by this collection of 22 Matcha Green Tea Recipes that I put together.
But my love of matcha really started with this recipe for Matcha Green Tea Chia Pudding.
How do you plan on adding more foods that lower blood pressure to your diet? Please let me know in the comments!
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