Squash High BP
Healthy blood pressure isn’t only about sodium. In a Chinese study, people who often ate fresh fruit had lower systolic blood pressure than those who rarely did. Potassium may be the key: It helps recruit molecules that return sodium to your blood, so you flush out more sodium as a result. That usually leads to lower blood pressure. Top potassium sources include avocado, squash, spinach, sweet potatoes, salmon, and (yes) bananas.