Hull, United Kingdom (PressExposure) October 26, 2009 -- One of the quickest ways to lower your blood pressure, especially if you have high blood pressure is to eat less salt. Salt raises your blood pressure. The more salt you eat, the higher your blood pressure will be.
Salt makes your body retain water. If you eat too much salt, the extra water stored in your body raises your blood pressure. This can be a particular problem if you have high blood pressure. Also eating too much salt may mean that blood pressure medicines don't work as well as they could.
An adult should eat no more than 6g of salt a day, but most of us eat much more than this. Most of the salt we eat every day is hidden. Roughly 80% of the salt we eat is hiding in processed foods like bread, biscuits and breakfast cereals, and prepared ready meals or takeaways. Only 20% comes from the salt we add while cooking or at the table.It is widely accepted that excess dietary salt contributes to increased blood pressure.
The World Health Organization has identified hypertension as the third leading cause of disease burden worldwide, ahead of both smoking and unsafe sex. More than nine in 10 people with high blood pressure have what is called primary or essential hypertension.
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