People with hypertension or high blood pressure should avoid these 9 types of food

TRIBUNJOGJA.COM – High blood pressure or hypertension is a condition when the blood flow in the arteries is under too high a pressure.

The more blood pumped by the heart and the narrower the arteries, the higher the blood pressure.

A person can be called hypertension if they have blood pressure above 140/90 mmHg.

Usually, this disease triggers the onset of other chronic diseases, such as heart disease and stroke.

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For people with high blood pressure, maintaining a diet is obligatory in order to get and maintain a healthy blood pressure.

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that people with high blood pressure eat lots of fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains.

Here are 9 foods that people with high blood pressure should avoid, quoted from Healthline:

1. Salt

Salt contributes greatly to high blood pressure and heart disease.

Because, salt can affect the balance of fluid in the blood.

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