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Fiftysomething Diet

High blood pressure is an epidemic in our nation. It typically has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people don't realize they have it, which is why we must all get it checked regularly. Many imagine that a blood-pressure-lowering diet involves bland, unseasoned foods and deprivation. That couldn't be further from the truth! Explore the Fiftysomething Diet with Next Avenue and PBS Food to discover healthy recipes that naturally control your blood pressure.

#FiftysomethingDiet: 5 Foods That Will Bring Your Blood Pressure Down Consuming natural foods, along with cutting out salt, will have you eating well and avoiding heart disease.

If you're hesitant to pop a cork with dinner because you don't want to waste what you don't drink, check out these expert tips for how to get more out of every bottle of wine. Winemaker Thoms Pellechia explains how to properly preserve an opened bottle, to be enjoyed later.

Baked Fish with Bananas, Mango Chutney & Curried Cream Sauce (from @KCTS 9 and @PBS Food) #FiftysomethingDiet

Strawberry Banana Frozen Yogurt Pops! These frosty treats pack a 1-2 punch with heart-healthy foods, containing both #yogurt and bananas. As the dog days of summer approach, keep this recipe handy for when you need a cool down.

Red wine can help safely lower high blood pressure. Here's advice for how you can drink more wine (smartly and healthfully). #FiftysomethingDiet

This recipe packs a lot of flavor without a lot of calories, and it's made with heart-healthy #yogurt. (via @PBS Food) #FiftysomethingDiet

Yum! Make this huckleberry parfait recipe with #huckleberry meringue, #yogurt mousse, and lemon streusel. (via @PBS Food)

Classic Strawberry-Banana Smoothie (via @PBS Food) #FiftysomethingDiet

Vega Banana Milkshare (recipe from @PBS Food) Each banana has at least 450 milligrams of potassium, nature's most powerful blood-pressure-lowering medicine. #FiftysomethingDiet

Grilled Corn Salad with White Beans and #Avocado (from @PBS Food)

Incorporating dark chocolate into your diet can help boost your heart health. Try this Dark Beligian Chocolate Fondue w/ Fresh Fruit recipe from @PBS Food. #FiftysomethingDiet

This #SobaSalad recipe from @PBS Food contains heart-healthy #avocado.