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Lunches for Lowering Blood Pressure

Whole grains, low-fat dairy products, nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables are all major players in the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), an eating plan developed by the National Institutes of Health and proven to lower blood pressure. Many of the suggested lunch foods, like spinach, are also rich in potassium and magnesium, two minerals that help promote healthy blood pressure levels.

By Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD

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Mexican-Style Tortilla Soup

1 microwavable cup of Campbell's Select Harvest Healthy Request Mexican-Style Tortilla Soup

13 unsalted vegetable chips, such as Terra Sweets & Carrots chips

1 container low-fat yogurt

1 cup fresh cherries

480 calories, 11g fat, 540mg sodium

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