Though there are a number of foods people should try to cut down on if they are at risk, there is some evidence to suggest that adding others into the diet in moderation could also play a beneficial role.
The NHS advises people to eat “plenty of fruit and vegetables” in their diet, and according to some research, citrus fruits, in particular, could have some “heart healthy” benefits.
According to the 2016 study ‘The Role of Dietary Components in Modulating Hypertension‘, drinking orange, lemon and grapefruit juice may help reduce blood pressure.
However, experts from Healthline note: “Grapefruit and grapefruit juice can interfere with common blood-pressure-lowering medications, so consult your healthcare provider before adding this fruit to your diet.”
READ MORE: How to lower blood pressure: How much salt should I eat daily?