Kids. Work. Stress. Lifestyle. All of these can affect our blood pressure and heart health. Often medication is needed to maintain control, but diet changes can also help.
Check out the benefits of common fruits, veggies, and herbs found in your garden (or those from a generous neighbor!)
Antioxidants (important for fighting radicals & promoting respiratory health): asparagus, bell peppers, blueberries, cherries, raspberries
Lowering Blood Pressure: apricots, celery, garlic, sweet potatoes
Heart Health: blueberries, broccoli, garlic, leeks, oregano, tomatoes
Reducing Cholesterol: avocados, cilantro, garlic, kale, peas, tomatoes
Maybe this one doesn’t grow in your garden, but dark chocolate is a beneficial antioxidant, and good for lowering blood pressure and heart health.
Summer produce makes it easy to “eat the rainbow.” Indulge in nature’s candy for your healthiest body.
Darth Vader veggie photo credit: Peter Rubi’s