High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a dangerous condition because it puts intense pressure on your artery walls. Left untreated, hypertension can lead to serious problems like heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke. This is especially scary because high blood pressure typically doesn’t have any symptoms on its own and is often discovered at the onset of another disease.

The good news is that hypertension can be controlled in large part by a healthy diet. We encourage you to eat organic whenever you can because pesticide residue has been linked to atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. High blood pressure can exacerbate the damage.

Environmental pollutants like pesticide residues do not break down once ingested, instead building up in our bodies throughout our lives.

We may not always be able to avoid the stuff we breathe or drink in our water supply, but by eating organic, you can at least minimize your exposure.

Following are 7 great organic foods that lower blood pressure naturally.

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