Apr 17, 2024, 05:50 AM IST

8 Foods to Avoid with High Blood Pressure

Emily Horn

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1. Salt (Sodium Chloride)  

High sodium intake is directly linked to increased blood pressure. Avoid adding extra salt to meals and be mindful of the salt content in processed foods.

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2. Delicatessen Meats and Sausages 

1These are typically high in sodium and preservatives, which can contribute to elevated blood pressure.

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3. Canned Soups 

Often loaded with sodium to enhance flavor and preserve the product, canned soups can be a hidden source of excessive salt.

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4. Frozen Pizza 

Like many processed foods, frozen pizzas are high in sodium, fats, and preservatives, all of which can negatively impact blood pressure.

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5. Pickles   

Preserved in a salty brine, pickles are high in sodium, making them problematic for those with hypertension.

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6. Table Sauces and Condiments  

Sauces such as ketchup, soy sauce, and salad dressings can contain high amounts of sodium, which you may not notice until you check the labels.

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7. Cheese  

Particularly processed and hard cheeses, which are often high in sodium and saturated fats.

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8. Alcohol  

Regular consumption of alcohol can raise blood pressure over time. It's advisable to limit alcohol intake to moderate levels or avoid it altogether.

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