Nutrition and fitness expert Janet Bond Brill, PhD, RDN, FAND, LDN, is author of Blood Pressure Down: The 10-Step Plan to Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Weeks–Without Prescription Drugs. In her book, Dr. Bond Brill recommends The Mineral Diet, which can help lower blood pressure. It consists of power foods rich in calcium, magnesium and potassium. Melon, white beans and bananas contain high levels of potassium. Yogurt is a main source of calcium. She also recommends people reduce their sodium intake in order to further lower their blood pressure and consume plant-based protein sources to promote cardiovascular health and lower blood pressure.

Visit Dr. Bond Brill’s website or purchase her latest book, Cholesterol Down.