Blood pressure medications can have nasty side effects, but many people are able to significantly reduce their blood pressure with a few lifestyle modifications and remedies.
1. Focus on whole foods
A diet high in fresh produce has been shown to lower blood pressure in multiple studies. Fresh fruits and vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. They don’t contain any unhealthy saturated fats or cholesterol. An increased consumption of fresh foods also means a decreased consumption of packaged foods, which are often full of saturated fat, additives, and excess sugar and carbohydrates. Crowding out the bad with the good is a great first step in reducing blood pressure naturally.