It’s estimated that 65 million people have high blood pressure—that’s 1 in 3 people.
The condition is referred to as the “silent killer,” because it tends to have no symptoms. However, some people may have headaches when their blood pressure is particularly high.
One of the culprits? Hardening of the arteries, known as atherosclerosis. However, a poor diet is definitely a contributing factor. By lowering your saturated fat, sodium, alcohol, and caffeine, you can help decrease blood pressure.
You can also include these 10 foods as part of a healthy eating plan—all have been shown to lower high blood pressure.