Red wine and dark chocolate are some of the best anti-oxidants. Before we branch off from red wine into other antioxidant foods (you can substitute grape juice if you don’t drink alcohol), and in case you thought I was joking, let me tell you that red wine is a part of the famous Mediterranean Diet.
Now let us get ridiculous – Hot sauce lovers, you’re on the right track, too. Hot sauce is another one of the fun foods that lower blood pressure.
Well, this isn’t too bad, right? Eat some chocolate for snacks, drink some red wine at dinner, sprinkle on the hot sauce to pep up otherwise bland foods.
These are not your main foods, though, so just take a little of each.
Mainline Foods for Your High Blood Pressure Diet
Here are some of the antioxidant foods that lower blood pressure or that will help you maintain a normal blood pressure if yours is okay for now:
Berries, broccoli, tomatoes, red grapes, garlic, spinach, tea, carrots, soy and whole grains. Pick and choose from these three to five servings a day. I’m not big on carrots, so I wouldn’t blame you if you passed them by.
A different researcher has arrived at another list. These are her/his top 20 from best on down: red beans, wild blueberries, red kidney beans, pinto beans, domestic blueberries, cranberries, artichokes, blackberries, prunes, raspberries, strawberries, red delicious apples, granny smith apples, pecans, sweet cherries, black plums, russet potatoes, black beans, red plums, and gala apples.
You can test the effects of these food items on your blood pressure yourself at home. For doing this, you need Omron BP785 home blood pressure monitor.