From this Reuters article Low-carb diet best for lowering blood pressure:
From this study Schmitt H, Friebe C, Schneider S, and Sabo D International Journal Sports Med. 2005 Jul; 26 (6): 457-63 Comes this result
“Three grains recently tested had blood pressure benefits: whole wheat, barley, and brown rice.”
From this article Berries for Your Blood Pressure:
"People with high BP who ate berries daily as part of a study saw a 7-point dip in their systolic blood pressure -- after just 8 weeks of berry love!
From this MSNBC article Excessive exercising may speed cardiac failure:
“In experiments with rats, researchers found that excessive exercise worsened high blood pressure and progression to heart failure in rats with high blood pressure.’
“The study raises the possibility that “uncontrolled and excessive exercise” may negatively affect the heart in people with high blood pressure, potentially speeding the onset of heart failure, according to Sarma and Schulze."
The following meta-analysis, Dynamic resistance exercise and resting blood pressure in adults: a meta-analysis, reported the following:
“A total of nine studies consisting of 259 subjects (144 exercise, 115 control) and 18 groups (9 exercise, 9 control) significant treatment effect ( 3) reductions were found across all designs and categories for both systolic and diastolic blood pressure”.
The study concludes: “meta-analytic review of included studies suggests that dynamic resistance exercise reduces resting systolic and diastolic blood pressure in adults”.