Your diet plays an important role in blood pressure regulation. While most of us know we should limit our sodium intake, we should also eat foods rich in potassium, calcium and magnesium. Eating a wide-ranging diet filled with fruits and vegetables can also help lower blood pressure by providing fiber, nitrates, and unique plant nutrients.
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it often has no warning signs or symptoms, & many people don't realize they have it. It's important to get your blood pressure checked regularly.