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If the systolic pressure (upper number) is between 140-159 and the diastolic pressure (lower number) is between 90-99, the diagnosis is High Blood Pressure Stage 1.
Conventional treatment include medication (diuretics, beta blockers, ACE Inhibitors, Calcium Channel Blockers and more) as well as lifestyle changes ( healthy diet, exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking and managing stress).
For people looking for additional, alternative ways to reduce blood pressure, this article shares 40+ foods that can lower high blood pressure.
The recommended foods all contain high levels of potassium, which counteracts the negative effects of excess sodium. The foods include fruit, vegetables, nuts, beans and some other foods. Low-fat dairy is also good. The author recommends eating 5 portions of the potassium-rich foods per day. The American Heart Association also recommends eating a diet high in potassium to reduce high blood pressure.
Click on the 40+ Foods That Help Lower Blood Pressure link below to see the complete list.