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Other foods that contain potassium to lower blood pressure, such as tuna

Other foods that contain potassium to lower blood pressure, such as tuna


Apart from fruit and vegetables, there are other ways that you can increase the amount of potassium in your diet, and give your body a boost of helpful vitamins and minerals.

The following foods are particularly rich in potassium and may be more helpful in controlling blood pressure:

  • Tuna (but avoid tuna packed in brine - the saltwater will undo all the good effects)
  • Salmon
  • Yoghurt
  • Fat-free milk 
  • Eggs 
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Almonds
  • Mushrooms
  • Bran
  • Wheatgerm
  • Wholemeal pasta

To make your potassium-boosting diet even more effective, don't forget to cut down on the amount of salt you are eating. For more help, please see our page on How to cut down on salt.




How to eat more potassium

This section will help you to add more potassium-laden fruit, vegetables and foods to your daily diet

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