06/07/2011 08:39 am ET Updated Aug 07, 2011

Eat Up: Breakfasts That Can Lower Blood Pressure (VIDEO)

The typical poster child for a "complete" breakfast -- bacon, hash browns, eggs and cheese, for instance, or a stack of buttery pancakes -- certainly aren't pictures of health. But you can make that first meal of the day work for you.

"How about a triple dose of blood pressure reduction in a breakfast bowl?" Dr. David Katz, HuffPost blogger and director founder of Yale University's Prevention Research Center asked in this video with Prevention magazine. "Food can be a powerful part of the formula to keep blood pressure down."

In fact, the combination of certain every day foods can be almost as powerful as blood pressure medications, according to some scientific findings. Get his recipe below.