Snacks for Lowering Blood Pressure

We've incorporated foods from the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) into these healthy snacks to help lower blood pressure.


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Almond Butter Celery

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5 celery sticks filled with 1 teaspoon almond butter

160 calories, 12g fat, 115mg sodium


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Malted Milk Shake

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1 cup fat-free milk mixed with 3 tablespoons chocolate malt powder (such as Ovaltine)

120 calories, 1.5g fat, 170mg sodium


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Do-It-Yourself Trail Mix

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Combine 1 tablespoon each dried cherries, unsalted roasted sunflower kernels, and semisweet chocolate chips

150 calories, 9g fat, 0mg sodium


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Applesauce & Graham Crackers

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1 individual cup unsweetened applesauce (such as Mott's Healthy Harvest); 3 graham cracker squares

140 calories, 2g fat, 130mg sodium


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Melted Cheese & Crackers

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1-ounce slice of low-sodium Swiss cheese melted on 2 fiber crackers (such as Wasa); 1 clementine

150 calories, 6g fat, 105mg sodium


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Dried Apricots

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1/2 cup dried apricots

160 calories, 0g fat, 5mg sodium


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Energy Bar

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Kind Fruit & Nut Delight Bar

170 calories, 11g fat, 25mg sodium