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.
Food Label Claims Can’t keep up with the jargon? Here’s a cheat sheet: Sodium-free: Less than 5 mg of sodium per serving Very low-sodium: 35 mg or less per serving Low-sodium: Less than 140 mg per serving Reduced sodium: Sodium level reduced by 25% Unsalted, no salt added, or without added salt: Made without the salt that’s normally used, but still contains the sodium that’s a natural part of the food itself. I need to get my sodium a bit lower.