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The average American has a unhealthy diet because we have been taught to eat boxed foods and foods that are over processed. The foods we eat can make us gain weight and also cause high blood pressure. Fried food is one of the worst things you can eat daily if you are trying to prevent high blood pressure, so make healthy food choices and eat plenty of fruits and veggies, according to health.facty.com:

Being diagnosed with high blood pressure can be a life-changing moment. Luckily, for many people, hypertension can be controlled with proper diet and exercise. Reducing the amount of saturated and trans fats and cholesterol can help, as can reducing salt and sugar intake. Also, people with high blood pressure should eat foods that are rich in potassium, calcium, and magnesium, as well as omega-3 fatty acids. This can help to reduce the need for medication and can lower the risk of future heart disease or stroke. There are plenty of foods that contain these important ingredients, so be sure to add as many to your diet as possible.

Beats are a nice addition and here’s why…

Beets are one of the best foods for lowering blood pressure, and the good news is that you don’t even need to eat them regularly to see results. A single glass of beet juice can drop systolic blood pressure by several points in just a few hours. Making fresh beets and beet juice a consistent part of your diet can help to reduce the risk of heart disease by consistently keeping your blood pressure at a lower rate. The nitrates found in beets can help to prevent heart attack and stroke, which are common issues for those with high blood pressure.

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