One of the most simple yet effective interventions you can make is to reduce your salt intake.
Action on Salt, a group concerned with salt and its effects on health, explains: “A high salt diet disrupts the natural sodium balance in the body.”
As the health body explains, this causes the body to retain water, which increases the pressure of the pushing of blood against the vessel walls.
“As a nation, if we can cut one gram of salt from our average daily salt intake, there would be approximately 6,000 fewer deaths from strokes and heart attacks each year in the UK,” it adds.
This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Health Feed