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High blood pressure and cholesterol: Two foods to add to your diet ‘help lower’ both

Adding foods to your diet can help to lower your blood pressure and cholesterol. The two health problems are, in fact, linked.

High cholestreol causes high blood pressure. Cholesterol clogs the arteries, hardening and narrowing them.

This, in turn, caused the heart to work harded to circulate blood.

This makes the heart pressure abnormally highm which increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes among other health problems.

Nutritionist Rosie Millen, an expert on health, wellness and stress, advised the best foods to eat to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

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Other kinds of oily fish include sardines, anchovies, trout, tuna, mackerel and swordfish.

Omega 3 can lower triglyceride in the blood, high levels of which increase risk of heart disease and stroke.

Another food to add to your diet are dark greens, Rosie said.

She told Express.co.uk: “Dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale are good sources of magnesium which dilates the blood vessel and enhancing nutrients transportation.”

What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a fatty substance in the blood. It is caused by being overweight, eating fatty food and not exercising enough.

Vitamin D deficiency can cause symptoms like fatigue during the winter.

Dr Rupy explained what foods to eat to get vitamin D in your diet.

“The Government recommendation is for people to supplement during the winter months,” he said. “I mostly agree with that.”

Rosie Millen is a London-based nutritionist working with Bio-Kult.

Source: Daily Express

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