A Mediterranean diet mainly consists of vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, beans, cereals, grains, fish, and unsaturated fats such as olive oil.
Numerous studies show that it protects against heart disease by impeding the mechanisms that may lead to it such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
Furthermore, researchers have also found that people who closely follow a Mediterranean diet are more likely to live a longer life and are less likely to become obese, notes the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
Other key tips to lower your blood pressure
“Being active and taking regular exercise lowers blood pressure by keeping your heart and blood vessels in good condition,” explains the NHS.
Published at Mon, 25 May 2020 17:50:00 +0000