High blood pressure – add this £1 fruit to your breakfast to slash hypertension risk

Posted on Mar 22 2018 - 2:32am by admin

High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms, unless the condition is extreme, according to the NHS.

Having high blood pressure puts extra pressure on your blood vessels and vital organs.

The condition increases the risk of life-threatening complications, including strokes, heart attacks and heart disease.

But, you could lower your risk of hypertension by eating more mango, it’s been claimed.

“The mighty mango delivers a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals and enzymes to benefit health,” said nutritionist Dr Josh Axe.

“It’s a great high-fibre food and high-antioxidant food.

“Mangoes also provide calcium; iron; magnesium; and powerful antioxidants such as zeaxanthin, quercetin, astragalin and beta-carotene.

“Since mangoes are a food rich in magnesium and potassium as well as low in sodium, they are another natural way to lower blood pressure.”

Eating more mango has also been linked to lower blood sugar in adults, and therefore could lower your risk of diabetes.

The fruit is rich in vitamin K, which is needed by the body to maintain strong bone health.

You could lower your risk of heart disease by adding mango to your diet too, the nutritionist claimed.

It works by naturally lowering cholesterol levels in the blood, he said.

More than 25 per cent of UK adults have high blood pressure, according to the NHS. Many of those patients aren’t even aware that they have it.

The only way of knowing if you’re at risk is to get your blood pressure checked, the NHS added.

Every adult over 40 should aim to check their blood pressure at least every five years.

Your local GP and some pharmacists may be able to check your blood pressure for you.

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