if you have high blood pressure, ditch the salt and try these 6 healthy foods instead

By Emily Laurence | Well + Good

Having your doctor raise their eyebrows when looking over your charts isn’t exactly the greatest feeling. Having them tell you to lay off the salt (and all the salty foods you love like ramen and popcorn) because your blood pressure is too high? Even worse.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 75 million adults have high blood pressure (nearly one in three of adults). And that’s a BFD: Per the American Heart Association, high blood pressure puts strain on your heart, putting you at a greater risk for developing a heart attack or having a stroke.

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