6 Simple Swaps for Better Blood Pressure

Instead of: A classic PB&J sandwich

Enjoy: PB & Banana Sandwich

Bananas provide potassium (about 467 milligrams per banana), a mineral that has been shown to help reduce blood pressure. In fact, getting enough potassium can blunt the effect of excess salt. This is a good thing, since most Americans consume too much sodium (the limit for healthy people is 2,300 mg daily). Potassium also helps make blood vessels less stiff.

This swap will also help you cut back on sugar, as most brands of jelly provide little actual fruit. Double-bonus!