Your diet plays an important role in blood pressure regulation. While most of us know we should limit our sodium intake, we should also eat foods rich in potassium, calcium and magnesium. Eating a wide-ranging diet filled with fruits and vegetables can also help lower blood pressure by providing fiber, nitrates, and unique plant nutrients.
About 1 in 3 U.S. adults—an estimated 68 million—have high blood pressure, which can increases the risk for heart disease & stroke, leading causes of death in the United States. High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it often has no warning signs or symptoms, & many people don't realize they have it. It's important to get your blood pressure checked regularly. The good news is that you can take steps to prevent high blood pressure, or to reduce it if it is already high.