“You may not know this, but omega-3 fatty acids are a type of good fat that combat systemic inflammation and reduces oxylipins (blood-vessels constricting products) levels, helping you achieve healthy blood pressure levels.

Monika added: “One undisputed fact is that beans and lentils are a good source of dietary fibre, magnesium, and potassium.”

According to the NHS, you might be more at risk of having high blood pressure if you:

  • Are overweight
  • Eat too much salt and do not eat enough fruit and vegetables
  • Do not do enough exercise
  • Drink too much alcohol or coffee (or other caffeine-based drinks)
  • Smoke
  • Do not get much sleep or have disturbed sleep
  • Are over 65
  • Have a relative with high blood pressure
  • Are of black African or black Caribbean descent
  • Live in a deprived area.




This story originally Appeared on Express.co.uk