Vegetables that Lower Blood Pressure
Go green! Leafy vegetables are recommended by all physicians. You should have at least 4-5 servings of vegetables every day. Each serving should consist of 1 cup raw vegetable and 1/2 cup cooked vegetable. Here is a list of some nutritious fruits and vegetables that you can add to your diet.
Swiss chard: It is a rich source of vitamin A, K, C and E. It is also rich in fiber. It contains various minerals like magnesium, manganese, potassium, iron, copper and calcium.
Broccoli: It contains nutrients such as vitamin A and C. It is a very good source of calcium. In fact, it is a good alternative to dairy products. It also contains fiber and folic acid.
Cabbage: It is a great source of vitamin C and fiber. The nitrogenous compound indoles is naturally found in cabbage.
Cauliflower: It contains a compound called 'allicin', which helps in reducing the risk of strokes and also improves heart health. It also helps in blood and liver detoxification.
Spinach: It is source of choline and inositol. These chemicals help in preventing heart diseases like arteriosclerosis.
Lettuce: This vegetable is mostly used as salad and trust me no other vegetable can make your salad so nutritious. It is a rich source of beta-carotene, which is the main antioxidant that fights heart diseases. It also contains vitamin C, folic acid, potassium and fiber. The darker the color of your lettuce, the more its nutritional value.