It is expected for blood pressure to rise and fall throughout our lives – although it should still be checked regularly. We need to monitor what we eat to make sure it remains low. For example, every meal we eat can contribute to hypertension in some way or another. This is when force is applied against the blood vessels’ walls and causing the heart to work harder than usual.
The effects can be deadly.
Even though exercising regularly can help us reduce this, we can also do our part by avoiding foods which are high in sugar or salt. Here are some of the foods that help and hinder your blood pressure as you get older.