Upping fruit and veggie consumption to get blood pressure down: What’s the case for plant-based diets?

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Blood pressure is a term we may hear often but that many of us may not understand fully. So, what exactly is blood pressure, and why is it important to keep it in check?

Globally, more than 1 in 4 men and 1 in 5 women have high blood pressure. High blood pressure is dangerous because it puts us at a greater risk for developing and dying from diseases of the heart, kidney, and brain, to name a few.

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