The 6 Best Low-BP Foods

To treat low blood pressure, try these six foods when you shop.

To reduce sodium by 41%, rinse beans in a colander under cold, running water after opening a can. The water rinse may be unnecessary for hypotensives. Enjoy the nutritional benefits of canned beans, including plant-based protein, fiber, potassium, and iron, while consuming 450 mg of salt per ½-cup serving. 

Megaloblastic anemia, in which red blood cells grow large but are not fully mature, can result from vitamin B12 and folate deficiency. Megaloblastic anemia causes low blood pressure because blood cannot adequately carry oxygen and nutrients.

Cottage cheese is Ruder's other favorite. A half-cup serving of 2% fat cottage cheese has 321 mg of sodium, making it a good snack basis. Add antioxidant-rich blueberries and heart-healthy almonds for additional nutrients per bite (and sodium).

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Ruder and Wallace advocate nutritious fortified foods like breakfast cereal. Choose vitamin B12 and folate-fortified ones to maintain good blood pressure.

Olives are great for low-blood-pressure diets. Low blood pressure patients should eat olives, according to Manaker and Ruder. Olives' monounsaturated fats and vitamin E provide cardiovascular and antioxidant advantages, according to a 2020 Journal of Nutritional Science assessment.

Ruder also likes roasted salted nuts. Due to decades of heart-health research, nuts are a tasty, nutritious, and easy snack. A 1-ounce serving of salted roasted pistachios has 120 mg of sodium, per USDA.