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iVillage: 7 Foods That Can Lower Blood Pressure

Low-Fat or Skim Milk

Getting enough of the white stuff isn’t just good for your bones. Milk and other dairy products contain a trio of nutrients that may push down your blood pressure: calcium, potassium and magnesium. These nutrients are so important that the DASH diet (short for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) includes two to three daily servings of nonfat or low-fat dairy products.

Best bet: Stay away from artery-clogging saturated fats by choosing nonfat dairy products.

Other sources of calcium, potassium and magnesium: Hazelnuts, wheat bran, calcium-fortified orange juice

Try this: Whip up a healthy version of an old-fashioned milkshake by blending skim milk, frozen strawberries and nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt.

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