If you suffer with high blood pressure, you are not alone.  More than1 billion people around the world suffer from high blood pressure. Studies show that high blood pressure can be treated with medications, but it is also extremely recommended to change lifestyle patterns. These patterns include changing your diet, which can help lower blood pressure levels and can potentially reduce your risk of heart disease. We've narrowed it down to 5 foods that are recommended to helping with high blood pressure.

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    Salmon

    Salmon as well as other fatty fish have a great source of omega-3 fats. These are great for heart health. Omega-3 fats have shown to help reduce blood pressure levels by reducing swelling.

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    Berries

    Berries have many health benefits. One of them is their potential to reduce heart disease risk factors like high blood pressure because of they have a high source of antioxidants. One of these antioxidants is called anthocyanins which has shown to help reduce blood pressure levels.

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    Beans and Lentils

    Beans and lentils are rich in nutrients. These nutrients, such as fiber, help regulate blood pressure. Studies have shown that eating beans and lentils in your diet may help lower high blood pressure levels.

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    Carrots

    Carrots are high in phenolic compounds. These compounds help relax blood vessels and reduce swelling, which can lower high blood pressure levels. Studies show that eating carrots raw is more beneficial when trying to lower blood pressure as opposed to cooked carrots.

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    Celery

    Celery has positive effects on blood pressure because it contains compounds called pthalides. These help relax blood vessels and lower blood pressure levels. As opposed to carrots, cooked celery is better for reducing blood pressure than raw.