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Eating more fruit may help lower blood pressure
Researchers found that people who ate more whole fruits — especially apples, pears, grapes, and raisins — were less likely to develop high blood pressure than those who rarely ate those foods. As for vegetables, broccoli and carrots appeared to be the best choices for staving off high blood pressure. Fruits and vegetables provide minerals such as potassium and substances called flavonoids, both of which are linked to lower blood pressure. The study was published in a recent issue of Hypertension.
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