8 Surprising Foods and Supplements That Can Raise Your Blood Pressure

For better BP, eat your fruits and veggies — and watch out for these culprits
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It’s not just salt you should stay away from

Thanks to scores of studies and media reports, most people with high blood pressure knows to steer clear of salt. That means cutting back on these six foods especially.

But other foods that don’t get as much attention may also raise your blood pressure.

“Look at your entire diet,” says Joan Salge Blake, RD, a clinical associate professor at Boston University and the author of “Nutrition and You.” “When it comes to your diet and blood pressure, there is no one food by itself that will be detrimental in moderation.” But if you have high blood pressure, or want to avoid it, watch your intake of these eight items.

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