Food Therapy for High Blood Pressure

Updated: Oct 7, 2019


As Hippocrates said, "let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." The foods we eat every day affect our health in big way. Food can either nourish us or it can harm us. In this article, we will uncover the foods you can eat to help you control high blood pressure.


As important as it is to eat the right foods, it is even more important to stay away from the wrong ones. Read below to learn the foods to eat and foods to avoid when treating high blood pressure.

Food to help lower blood pressure:

  • apples

  • bamboo shoots

  • bananas

  • buckwheat

  • celery

  • corn (organic)

  • eggplant

  • garlic

  • honey

  • lemons

  • mung beans

  • mushrooms

  • peas

  • persimmons

  • plums

  • seaweed

  • spinach

  • sunflower seeds

  • tofu (organic)

  • tomatoes

  • vinegar

  • water chestnuts

  • watermelon

What to avoid when treating high blood pressure:

  • alcohol

  • coffee

  • fatty & fried foods

  • pork

  • potatoes

  • salty foods

  • spicy foods

Along with lifestyle changes and food therapy, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are very effective in treating hypertension. Always monitor your blood pressure when treating hypertension as it becomes very dangerous if it becomes too high. To find out more about how we can help you lower your blood pressure safely and naturally, schedule your consultation today at 321-972-2940.


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