Do you have high blood pressure or are you borderline high but don’t need medication yet? Changes in your diet can help. In Chinese medicine, we frequently talk about the healing properties of food. Foods that are considered “cooling” in nature are useful for reducing blood pressure. Two easily accessible and delicious foods that have been shown in scientific studies to lower blood pressure include watermelon and celery. In Chinese medicine these foods are considered to be "cooling" and work to lower blood pressure, so eat a few slices of juicy delicious watermelon or a few stalks of celery with peanut butter for a protein packed snack.