Small changes in your daily diet can provide you with a barrage of health benefits. Controlling your blood pressure levels can save your life. The first step you need to make lowers your salt intake or quit it completely. Salt hides in all canned and packaged foods, so start reading labels!
Make sure you have your blood pressure checked fairly regularly. It has no visible symptoms, but high blood pressure is a silent killer. The tests are simple and relatively painless.
Generally, blood pressure between 120/80 and 140/90 is considered normal for adults. A one-time high reading is not critical as your blood pressure can be affected by stress, medications, and caffeine can affect the pressure. Chronically elevated readings although need to be taken seriously.