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How To Control High Blood Pressure With Bananas?

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High blood pressure is a condition where the strain of flowing blood against the arteries is higher than the delicate blood vessels can bear. This can happen due to many reasons including, poor diet, fast-paced life and stress.

One of the main causes of high blood pressure is the high level of sodium in the body. This causes an imbalance in the water levels of the body due to which kidneys cannot flush out excess water. In this scenario, the kidneys start working harder to flush out water, putting a lot of pressure on blood vessels. Potassium reduces the effect of sodium on the body. Hence, eating bananas lower blood pressure due to their high potassium content. You can try eating 2 bananas per day for one week which may reduce your blood pressure by 10%*. You should not eat bananas for dinner as they may not digest properly at night.

Eating bananas for high blood pressure may not be recommended to you if you have other chronic health issues or medical conditions with BP. Banana is good for high blood pressure because it has high potassium content which may not be good for conditions like kidney stones. Consult your doctor before adding bananas to your diet.

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