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How does the diet help reduce high blood pressure?

High blood pressure has earned the nickname "the silent killer" because its symptoms do not appear early, and high blood pressure can be treated with medications, but the most effective treatment to prevent the risks resulting from it is to make changes to your diet, according to the report published on the "Express" website.

High blood pressure has very few symptoms, and many of us may not notice it, it increases the risk of serious health conditions, such as heart attack or stroke, and can also increase the risk of organ failure, including kidney disease.

If you're at risk of developing high blood pressure because of being overweight, smoking or having a family history of heart disease, it's important to have your blood pressure checked once a year.

The report on the “Express” website indicates that the “DASH” diet, which is intended for patients with high blood pressure, is advised not to consume more than a teaspoon of salt per day in order to lower blood pressure readings.

 The DASH diet to reduce high blood pressure urges people to consume no more than one teaspoon of salt per day to lower their blood pressure.

It is recommended to reduce salt gradually, starting with consuming one teaspoon of it daily, and when you get used to the taste of less salty foods, reduce it to only two thirds of a teaspoon.

In addition to cutting down on salt, the DASH diet says to lower blood pressure, eat plenty of vegetables, halve the amount of butter or ghee you use, and limit meat intake to no more than 170 grams per day.

The DASH diet encourages eating whole grains in addition to a vegetarian diet.