High blood pressure is a very common condition that affects more than 30 percent of all adults in the UK. If you have high blood pressure – which is also known as hypertension – you should consider making a few changes to your daily diet to avoid dangerous blood pressure spikes.
The condition can be difficult to spot, as it doesn’t necessarily cause any noticeable symptoms.
But it’s still vital that everyone regularly checks their blood pressure, as it raises the risk of some deadly complications.
High blood pressure increases the chances of developing a life-threatening heart attack or stroke.
You could easily lower your risk of high blood pressure by simply eating more yoghurt, it’s been claimed.
“Eating yogurt at least five times a week can lower the risk of developing high blood pressure by almost a quarter,” said nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer.
She wrote on her website, MyLowerBloodPressure.com: “Results show that women who ate five or more servings of yogurt per week were between 17 percent and 23 percent less likely to develop high blood pressure than those who ate yogurt less than once a month.
“The most likely explanation is that yogurt is a great source of calcium, magnesium and potassium, all of which have beneficial blood-pressure lowering effects.
“Unfortunately no information was available from food frequency questionnaires to differentiate between different types of yoghurt, such as fruit or plain, bio or non-bio, Greek-style, full fat, or low-fat.”