Foods Proven To Lead to High BP

1. Bread

"Many types are considered healthy, like whole wheat, but it is very hard to find low sodium bread. Unless you look for low-sodium bread intentionally,

know you often will be consuming more sodium than you expected, which can lead to high blood pressure.

While Shapiro says deli meat is a staple lunch ingredient, especially for lunches and dinners on the go or quick meals at home, it's loaded in sodium

2. Deli Meat

"Eating a turkey sandwich from the deli or adding roast beef to your salads may seem healthy and low in fat, but the sodium is sky high and can result in high blood pressure, " she says.

"There is a lot of sodium hidden in cheese and since it finds its way into so many meals and cuisines, it is hard to avoid even if you try," says Shapiro.

3. Cheese

"The sodium from cheese paired with the saturated fat is an unhealthy combo when eaten in [big] quantities, especially when it comes to high blood pressure."

"Consistently consuming an unhealthy diet, including one with too much sodium, can eventually lead to developing high blood pressure," Sollid says.

4. A diet that's high in processed foods

Following a healthy overall eating pattern that is low in sodium can help to control or lower blood pressure and be part of an effective treatment plan for hypertension."

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