There’s another reason to eat your fruits and vegetables. It could lower your blood pressure, according to new research.

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California have found potassium-rich vegetables like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans and bananas could help lower blood pressure.

“Decreasing sodium intake is a well-established way to lower blood pressure,” said professor Alicia McDonough. “But evidence suggests that increasing dietary potassium may have an equally important effect on hypertension.”

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