High blood pressure: High fruit intake 'strongly associated' with lower hypertension risk

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High blood pressure: High fruit intake 'strongly associated' with lower hypertension risk

“Other foods, such as bread and breakfast cereals, can contribute a lot of salt to our diet. But that's not because these foods are always high in

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“Other foods, such as bread and breakfast cereals, can contribute a lot of salt to our diet. But that’s not because these foods are always high in salt – it’s because we eat a lot of them.”

It adds: “In the UK labels on pre-packed food must say how much salt they contain. Look out for the salt content in the everyday foods you buy, and choose lower-salt options.”

As many as five million adults in the UK have undiagnosed high blood pressure, so will not know that they are at risk, according to the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

The BHF states many people with high blood pressure feel fine, “so it’s important to get your blood pressure checked regularly”.



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