6 Easy Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure
A staggering one in three American adults has high BP. The key to lowering it may lie in simple activities you can do every day.
Pack in Potassium
Countering the effects of salt in your diet, this mineral helps flush sodium out of your system and, as a result, relaxes the walls of your blood vessels. A surprising source of potassium: raisins. A small 2012 study revealed that snacking on a handful of the dried fruit three times a day for 12 weeks lowered pre-hypertensive participants' systolic blood pressure by an average of 4.8 percent.