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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red wine
sugar
coffee
bologna sandwich
frozen pizza
black licorice
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soy products
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Processed Foods

More than 75 percent of the sodium Americans consume comes from processed foods we buy at the grocery store and some restaurants. “The number one source of sodium in the diet of Americans is a category called ‘mixed dishes’,” says Salge Blake. “That includes things like frozen or packaged burgers, sandwiches, pizza, and soups that have all been processed in some way.” Try to prepare more meals at home to avoid these blood pressure culprits.

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