Hypertension puts extra stress on blood vessels and vital organs.
Eating an unhealthy diet or not doing enough regular exercise could be raising your chances of high blood pressure.
But, you could lower your chances of developing the condition by taking supplements, scientists have claimed.
One of the best remedies for hypertension is lycopene supplements, it’s been revealed.
“Tomato extracts are one of the most effective natural remedies for high blood pressure,” said Dr Brewer, on her website MyLowerBloodPressure.com.
“Tomatoes are a source of two heart-friendly supplements that are beneficial when your blood pressure is raised; one is lycopene and the other is an interesting substance known as ‘Fruitflow’ which helps to prevent unwanted blood clots.
“Diet should always come first so eat more tomatoes, tomato products, papaya and watermelon – but check medication leaflets for interactions before eating grapefruit and its juice.
“However, there is clear evidence that for people with hypertension, taking lycopene supplements is beneficial.”