Seven things to eat or avoid to lower your blood pressure

High blood pressure is called the silent killer. That’s because it has no symptoms. Having high blood pressure (hypertension) increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, heart failure and kidney disease. Six million Australian adults (34%) have high blood pressure – 140/90 millimetres of mercury (mmHg) or more – or take medications for it. Of those, four million have high blood pressure that isn’t treated or under control. No wonder heart disease and stroke directly cost the Australian economy A$7.7 billion a year. There is some good news. High blood pressure can be treated or prevented. Eating oats, fruit and…
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