Foods that raise your blood pressure

High blood pressure increases your risk of heart disease and stroke, so it is important to try and keep it in check. Avoiding sodium is one of the best dietary tips for lower blood pressure, but this requires more than simply avoiding table salt. Some of the foods responsible for high blood pressure may surprise you.

Frozen fish and seafood
It can be tempting to think that frozen fish is just a more convenient alternative to fresh fish, but for the most part this is not the case. Any crumbed frozen seafood is usually very high in sodium content and fat, and even the uncoated products are sometimes treated with a sodium solution to retain moisture when they thaw out. If you have the option, fresh is almost always best.

Written by Ben

RELATED LINKS

Blood pressure for dummies

To find out if you are at risk, why not read Rachel's simple guide to blood pressure?

High blood pressure worse for women

A new study has found that high blood pressure could be a more dangerous condition for women.

Garlic blood pressure benefit

Researchers believe garlic could lower blood pressure where medicine has failed.



SPONSORED LINKS

LOADING MORE ARTICLE...