High blood pressure: The popular hot drink that can raise your blood pressure reading
It is important to note that salt can be hidden in store cupboard ingredients such as soy sauce, fish sauce, yeast extracts, stock cubes and ready-mixed dry seasonings and rubs, as well as processed foods and ready meals, warns BHF.
In addition to improving your diet, exercise is key to lowering high blood pressure.
The NHS explains: “Being active and taking regular exercise lowers blood pressure by keeping your heart and blood vessels in good condition.
“Regular exercise can also help you lose weight, which will also help lower your blood pressure.”