12 Heart Healthy Foods to Lower Blood Pressure

 




 

7. CARROTS

Sure, these root vegetables are associated with healthy eyes, but they are great for managing your blood pressure as well. Carrots contain many powerful plant compounds that have been found to reduce inflammation and relax blood vessels.

Studies have found that drinking both carrot juice and eating raw carrots regularly were associated with significantly lower blood pressure.

8. TOMATOES

This summertime produce has been associated with many health benefits, including helping the prostate and heart. Not only do tomatoes contain potassium, but they also have a carotenoid called lycopene. Lycopene may help lower the risk of heart disease and decrease blood pressure. Lycopene is present in fresh tomatoes but consuming tomato products like tomato sauce or tomato paste, increases the lycopene content.