According to the CDC, 75 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure, which brings with it an increase of strokes and heart disease.
Eating certain foods, though, can help to maintain a healthy blood pressure.
Eating foods high in calcium, potassium and magnesium can cut your risk of heart attack nearly in half. Try eating these foods – all of which you can grow yourself:
1. White beans
White beans are super-high in magnesium and potassium. In fact, one cup of white beans contains the RDA of 30 percent magnesium, 24 percent potassium and 13 percent calcium.
Furthermore, white beans are an excellent source of meatless protein, and it’s a good way for vegetarians not only to get their intake of minerals, but protein, as well. Try eating them in soups, salads and as side dishes.