Beans for Blood Pressure

The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet was introduced in 1996 and it remains among the most effective approaches to treating blood pressure that has been studied. It’s rich in nutrients that are associated with lower blood pressure like potassium, magnesium, calcium, fiber and protein, while restricting sugars and saturated fats.

DASH encourages regular consumption of beans, and that’s not surprising. These foods check all the DASH diet boxes. Beans provide a unique blend of fiber and protein, are packed with potassium and magnesium and many choices even provide some calcium. Eat beans often, along with generous amounts of fruits and vegetables, to create a diet that will keep your blood pressure in check.