Keep your blood pressure under control with these 5 popular summer fruits

High blood pressure needs to be controlled to reduce the risk of further complications. Thankfully, these summer fruits make for the best blood pressure reducing foods.
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Summer is a great time for fruits! Make the most of it. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Published: 22 Mar 2021, 17:21 pm IST
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High blood pressure is one of the most common lifestyle diseases that affect millions of people across the world. By now, most of you probably already know that it can be dangerous in various ways, especially to your heart.

The most effective way of managing the condition of high BP is eating right. When it comes to the summer seasons, your choices are plenty! There are so many summer fruits that are extremely nutritious and also help in managing your blood pressure level.

Here are five summer fruits that make for the best blood pressure reducing foods that you need to add to your grocery list:

1. Watermelon

This low calories fruit is sweet and refreshing. Add it to your fruit salad, or your juice, it is perfect in every form. It is not only a delicious fruit but also loaded with vitamins C and A, potassium, amino acids, lycopene, sodium, and antioxidants which help the body fight against high blood pressure.

2. Kiwi

This fruit has powerful antioxidants and minerals which can lower your high blood pressure level. What’s more, it contains fibre, vitamin C, and folate that also help to improve digestion, boost immunity and improve skin health. The best thing about kiwi is that you can consume it daily because it has significant nutrients which can also prevent heart diseases caused by blood pressure like stroke, heart attack, etc.

3. Mango

We love mango because it is delicious! But, mango is a great fruit for high blood pressure too. It is because mango is a great source of fibre and beta carotene, both effective in lowering blood pressure.

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The ‘king of fruits’ can also be the king of your summer diet. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
4. Banana

According to the FDA, a diet rich in potassium and low in sodium prevents high blood pressure, heart diseases, and stroke. Banana is a fruit that also promotes digestion, helps people feel full for longer, and fight against hypertension. What’s more, it is a rich source of vitamin C and fibre which makes it a perfect summer fruit to control your BP condition.

5. Strawberry

There are many reasons to love strawberries. This refreshing fruit goes well with things like cake, ice-cream, and chocolates. It contains anthocyanins (anti-oxidant compound), vitamin C, potassium, and omega-3 fatty acids which can help reduce high blood pressure.

So don’t forget to add these blood pressure reducing foods to your diet. 

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Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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