One of the most important steps is to drastically cut down on salt – the more salt you eat, the higher your blood pressure.
According to the NHS, you should aim to eat less than six grams (0.2oz) of salt a day, which is about a teaspoonful.
“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,” notes the health body.
For optimal benefits, you should aim to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables every day, it adds.
Published at Sat, 21 Mar 2020 22:46:00 +0000