High blood pressure or hypertension, is the most common preventable risk factor for heart disease.
Over 1 billion people around the world have high blood pressure, which is defined as systolic blood pressure (SBP) diastolic blood pressure (DBP). The norms are around 120/80 SBP/DBP respectively.
There are medications on hand to reduce BP however, healthy lifestyle changes( diet / regular exercise) can help lower blood pressure to optimal ranges and reduce your risk of heart disease.
Studies has shown that eating certain foods especially those high in specific nutrients like potassium and magnesium, helps to reduce reduces your blood pressure levels. (NHS)
Here are the top 15 foods for high blood pressure:
* Oily Fish S.M.A.S.H. (salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardines, herring)
*Beans & Lentils
*Herbs & Spices
*Flax & Chia Seeds
Adding certain foods like leafy greens, berries, beans, lentils, seeds, oily fish, citrus fruits, and carrots to your meals and snacks may help you maintain healthy blood pressure levels.
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