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Packaged foods

Cutting back on saturated fats and trans fats is a direct way to a healthier heart. This is especially true for people dealing with high blood pressure.

Packaged foods contain gross quantities of trans fats, which are added in huge amounts to increase shelf life and keep the flavours stable.

This lowers the good cholesterol and increases the bad cholesterol levels, which creates an adverse situation for increasing the risk of developing hypertension.


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Trans fats are also linked with diabetes, stroke, and other heart diseases. Making the right switch to a plant-based diet will keep your heart healthier for longer.

Sauces and condiments

Do you love dousing salads in your favourite dressing? Is ketchup or barbecue sauce your go-to condiment? Then this could be one of the hidden causes of persistently high blood pressure.

The reason for this is that these add-on flavors contain a lot of hidden salt. Even the red and white sauces in pasta and gravy are loaded with salt!


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Substituting these blood pressure-raising ingredients with herbs and spices will not only add some fresh new flavors to your meals but will also be a refreshing change from unhealthy sauces and condiments.


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