Celery contains a phytochemical called 3-N-butylphthalide that relaxes the tissues of the artery walls to increase blood flow and reduce blood pressure. In addition, the magnesium and potassium content of celery help regulate your blood pressure.
According to a 2013 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, celery seed extracts have antihypertensive properties that can help in chronic treatment of elevated BP.
To enjoy this health benefit of celery, add it to your salad or soup. You can eat four celery stalks daily.
Potatoes are rich in phytochemicals that can help reduce blood pressure. In addition, they contain potassium and magnesium, two minerals that fight hypertension.
According to a 2011 study by researchers at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, potatoes, especially purple potatoes help reduce blood pressure in people with obesity and hypertension. It can reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
Eat baked or boiled potatoes, especially purple ones, without adding butter, margarine or sour cream.