How to Prevent High Blood Pressure
alexoscarew | February 13, 2013 at 02:49 amby
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Increases in blood pressure increases your risk for heart disease. People at any age can take steps each day to keep blood pressure levels normal.
- Eat a healthy diet.Eating healthfully can help keep your blood pressure down. Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, which provide nutrients such as potassium and fiber. Also, eat foods that are low in saturated fat and cholesterol.Avoid sodium by limiting the amount of salt you add to your food. Be aware that many processed foods and restaurant meals are high in sodium.Studies1 have shown that people who eat a healthy diet can lower their blood pressure. For more information on healthy diet and nutrition, see CDC’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Program Web site.