21. Herbs and spices
If you struggle with leaving salty foods, try to replace salt with herbs and spices. Many of them will help you lower your blood pressure levels while leaving your foods tasting amazing. We recommend black cumin, cinnamon, ginger, saffron, cilantro, celery seeds, ginseng, sweet basil, and cardamon. They all have the potential to lower blood pressure levels.
As you can probably see by now, there are a few nutrients that all of these foods have in common. They are beta-carotene, vitamin C, dietary fiber, resveratrol, antioxidants, potassium, and magnesium. Foods high in these nutrients are probably good for keeping your blood pressure at bay.
Remember that blood pressure depends on what you eat, but you may also need medications to keep it under control if you have an underlying condition. Talk to your doctor to see if that is your case, and remember that hypertension is an asymptomatic condition. You’re not expected to feel any symptoms unless it is entirely out of control.
You can eat your way out of hypertension sometimes. All you need is to include these foods as ingredients for your meals every day, reduce sodium consumption, and avoid salty foods and fast food, which usually contains plenty of salt.