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Blood pressure through the roof?


You can check your blood pressure at the chemist or in many GP waiting rooms in the UK. If you are 140/90 - this is defined as having hypertension or high blood pressure.

If you have high blood pressure you need to:

- eat less processed/ultra-processed foods (see my blog on this subject)

- reduce sugar and salt consumption

- exercise more (in particular walking, cycling, swimming and avoiding higher-intensity

exercises such as HIIT, running and heavy weights)

- include beetroots, pomegranates, avocados, bananas, kiwis and oranges to your

diet, as these can help to keep your blood vessels healthy and help to lower blood

pressure

- eat a high fibre diet, consuming plenty of vegetables and fruit, nuts and seeds and

wholegrains

- consider taking an omega-3 and magnesium as a supplement in addition to improving

your diet

There is a great BBC Radio 4 programme covering this topic and I recommend you have a listen here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0001xtr

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