High blood pressure and cholesterol have become among the most common diseases in our time, as a result of the diet we follow, and in light of the reluctance of many from the exercise that the body needs in order to maintain its fitness.
According to health experts, these two diseases are linked to each other, because high cholesterol leads to narrowing of the arteries, which impedes blood flow. And when the blood becomes unable to flow normally in the body, through the arteries, this portends a stroke and heart attack, as well as other health crises. According to the British newspaper “Express”, the nutrition expert, Rosie Millen, recommends two foods that she considers ideal in addressing high blood pressure; The first is fish. The expert said that eating fish rich in unsaturated fats, such as salmon, helps reduce both cholesterol and high blood pressure.
The researcher pointed to studies that confirmed that “omega-3” fatty acids help reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Another variety that contains beneficial fats is sardines, anchovies, tuna, and mackerel. The second food that the expert recommends and says that it is very useful for lowering blood pressure and cholesterol is leafy and dark vegetables such as spinach and cabbage because they contain an important proportion of magnesium, which nourishes blood vessels and stimulates the transfer of nutrients. And high blood pressure in the body occurs when the heart makes more effort to pump blood in the body, and often leads to serious consequences because the affected person does not pay attention to the matter.