It adds: “Avoiding processed foods and other sources of non-vegetable carbs from the diet, due to their being high in sugar, should be the number one recommendation for someone who has high blood pressure.”
The NHS explains: “Making healthy lifestyle changes can sometimes help reduce your chances of getting high blood pressure and help lower your blood pressure if it’s already high.”
If you are over the age of 40, the health body says you should be getting it checked every five years.
The NHS says: “A diet high in salt (or sodium) can cause raised blood pressure, which can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. Some foods are almost always high in salt because of the way they are made.”