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High blood pressure: How to ‘beat it’ with food – three foods to ‘eat more’ of

Indeed, the British Heart Foundation says: “Eating too much salt can increase the risk of developing high blood pressure, and having high blood pressure increases the risk of developing coronary heart disease.”

Salt makes your body hold on to water and if you eat too much, the extra water in your blood means there is extra pressure on your blood vessel walls, raising your blood pressure, Blood Pressure UK explains.

Research suggests that there are often other effective steps that people can take to lower high blood pressure.

The BHF advises: “Everyone should aim for a well-balanced diet and avoid fad crash diets as these will not provide the balance of nutrients you need.”



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