Foods high in vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, selenium and L-arginine are good options if you’re looking to lower your blook pressure according to Cleveland Clinic.

1. Foods high in vitamin C can protect against oxidative stress. They include:

  • Peppers
  • Kiwis
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Citrus Fruits

2. Foods high in vitamin E protect cells from free radical damage. They include:

  • Almonds
  • Avocados
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Peanut Butter
  • Salmon

3. Foods high in potassium relax you blood vessels’ walls and help your body remove excessive sodium. They include:

  • Bananas
  • Potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Grapefruits
  • Nuts/Seeds
  • Avacados

4. Foods high in selenium protect your body from oxidative stress. They include:

  • Seafood – tuna, halibut and shrimp
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Chicken
  • Turkey

5. Foods high in L-arginine make nitric oxide that aids in the relaxing of muscle cells. They include:

  • Meat
  • Poultry
  • Nuts/Seeds
  • Beans
  • Dairy

6. Foods high in calcium can improve blood pressure. They include:

  • Dairy
  • Almonds
  • Dark green leafy vegetables
  • Dried Beans and Peas
  • Fortified Tofu
  • Fortified orange juice
  • Fortified nondairy milks

Other foods may also help lower your blood pressure like garlic, moderate amounts of alcohol. Certain supplements can help but getting nutrients from whole foods is best.