Foods that are rich in potassium are also important in managing high blood pressure because potassium lessens the effects of sodium.
The more potassium you eat, the more sodium you lose through urine. Potassium also helps to ease tension in your blood vessel walls, which helps further lower blood pressure.
Increasing potassium through diet is recommended in adults with blood pressure above 120/80 who are otherwise healthy.
Foods rich in potassium include bananas, cooked spinach, cooked broccoli and mushrooms.