Cardiologist's Top 4 Blood Pressure-Lowering Fruits

Fruit contains heart-healthy fiber, potassium, and antioxidants. For high blood pressure, cardiologist Dr. David Sabgir, M.D. recommends “eating a variety of fruits and vegetables may help control blood pressure.”

You were right that bananas would be on this list because potassium is heart-healthy.

Sabgir notes that potassium in bananas helps regulate hypertension by reducing salt in the body and relaxing blood vessel walls.

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avocados contain 250 milligrams of potassium per serving, which is one-third of a medium avocado, as well as dietary fiber and unsaturated fats, which are associated to cardiovascular health. 

The doctor suggests raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries for high blood pressure.

“Berries contain antioxidants, including anthocyanins which research suggests can help lower blood pressure,” he says, citing a 2021 Molecular Nutrition & Food Research study linking higher anthocyanin intakes to lower heart disease risk.

“A good source of vitamin C, kiwis can help reduce blood pressure in primary hypertension,” Sabgir explains. A daily serving of kiwi can lower systolic blood pressure, according to studies. 

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