Australian researchers found a link between the consumption of low-fat dairy, like milk and yogurt, and a reduced risk of hypertension, according to the study published in the Journal of Human Hypertension. Dairy’s calcium and other compounds released during digestion, like peptides, might the reason behind its blood pressure lowering effects.
13. Pomegranate Juice
According to researchers from the United Kingdom, using pomegranate juice to treat blood pressure is extremely effective. The study concluded that drinking a cup of pomegranate juice once a day for four weeks can help lower blood pressure over the short term. It is unclear what promotes the reduction, but it may be the potassium or polyphenols found in the juice.
12. Fatty Fish
Fish are a great source of lean protein and are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which help lower blood pressure, inflammation, and triglycerides. Fish like salmon and mackerel are the most recommended, as they can reduce diastolic blood pressure.Related: Why You Should Take Omega 3 Fish Oil Supplements