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How does fruit affect high blood pressure?

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Eating fruits, especially blueberries, may help prevent high blood pressure and even lower hypertension, according to Healthline. Berries are high in flavonoids which studies show decrease high blood pressure, says Health Central. Fruit also contains low sodium, fiber and important minerals which may help to control blood pressure, notes WebMD.

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How does fruit affect high blood pressure?
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Fruit is part of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension eating plan, according to WebMD. The DASH diet can reduce blood pressure by incorporating fruits that are high in minerals, such as potassium and magnesium, and fiber. Whole fruits are better since fruit juice is missing the fiber. The DASH diet combines fruits with vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy, explains Mayo Clinic.

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