6 recipes that can help reduce your risk of high blood pressure
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can increase your risk of serious health conditions such as heart disease, heart attacks and strokes.
You can find out whether you have high blood pressure by seeing a healthcare professional and getting tested, or checking it yourself at home with a blood pressure monitor.
The following positive lifestyle changes can help prevent and reduce your risk of high blood pressure:
- Watch your alcohol and caffeine intake
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Aim to eat less than 1 teaspoon (6g) of salt a day
- Get plenty of exercise
- Give up smoking
A key part of a healthy lifestyle is a well-balanced diet that is high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
Here are six recipes that are low in salt and saturated fat but high in fibre that can help to reduce your risk of high blood pressure.