Hypertension affects 40% of adults over the age of 25 worldwide, and it represents a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and death, but it often remains undiagnosed until complications arise.
Vitamin D is crucial not only for the healthy growing and development of your bones, but some studies also pointed out that it plays a role in reducing your risk of multiple sclerosis or heart disease.
Is sugar or saturated fat responsible for obesity epidemic?
Excess weight raises blood pressure and blood cholesterol, therefore keeping a healthy diet is important in the prevention and treatment of heart disease and hypertension.
Your ultimate hypertension diet
There are several dietary recommendations, such as DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) by the US-based National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to stop hypertension. The DASH eating plan recommends eating vegetables, fruits and whole grains, consuming fat-free or low-fat dairy products and limiting saturated fat and sugar intake.