High blood pressure: High-flavanol diet shown to reduce high blood pressure

High blood pressure: High-flavanol diet shown to reduce high blood pressure

Cut down on the amount of salt in your food because salt raises your blood pressure.

“Aim to eat less than six grams (0.2oz) of salt a day, which is about a teaspoonful,” advises the NHS.

According to the health body, eating a low-fat diet that includes lots of fibre, such as wholegrain rice, bread and pasta, and plenty of fruit and vegetables also helps lower blood pressure.

“Aim to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables every day,” it adds.

Published at Mon, 01 Mar 2021 22:39:30 +0000