Elevated blood pressure poses a major risk for heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease. Lifestyle and dietary factors play a significant role in the regulation of blood pressure. Elevated blood pressure can be affected by numerous contributing factors such as: coffee and alcohol consumption, smoking, stress, lack of exercise (as well as obesity), a high sodium-to-potassium ratio, low fiber, high sugar, high saturated fat, and/or low essential fatty acid intake, and a diet low in calcium, magnesium, and/or Vitamin C. Fortunately, regular exercise, relaxation techniques, improved nutrition, and increased consumption of plant-based foods such as celery, garlic, onions, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds, cold-water fish (salmon and mackerel, etc.), plus whole grains and legumes, all positively affect blood pressure levels.

Elevated blood pressure poses a major risk for heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease. Lifestyle and dietary factors play a significant role in the regulation of blood pressure. Elevated blood pressure can be affected by numerous contributing factors such as: coffee and alcohol consumption, smoking, stress, lack of exercise (as well as obesity), a high sodium-to-potassium ratio, low fiber, high sugar, high saturated fat, and/or low essential fatty acid intake, and a diet low in calcium, magnesium, and/or Vitamin C. Fortunately, regular exercise, relaxation techniques, improved nutrition, and increased consumption of plant-based foods such as celery, garlic, onions, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds, cold-water fish (salmon and mackerel, etc.), plus whole grains and legumes, all positively affect blood pressure levels.

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