While there are plenty of protein sources that are beneficial for your overall health, processed meats like hot dogs, bacon, sausage, and some deli meats, don't number among them.
A 2015 study published in PLoS One found that processed meat intake was significantly associated with higher blood pressure due in part to the high sodium content of these products.
A 2019 study published in Nutrients reviewed data from 128 participants between 65 and 80 years old. What the study's researchers discovered was that,
while whole fruit intake was associated with reductions in diastolic blood pressure in both men and women,added sugar was significantly linked to increases in both systolic & diastolic blood pressure
A 2020 study published in Nutrition Journal reviewed data from a group of 40,526 French women, following them post-study for an average of 12.2 years. What the study's researchers
while overall dairy intake wasn't associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure, consumption of processed cheese was positively associated with an elevated risk of hyoertension
Processed cheese isn't the only dairy product you might want to steer clear of if you're worried about your blood pressure, however.
A 2013 study published in Hypertension found no link between arterial stiffness and dairy consumption with one exception: butter.
Instead, the study's researchers found that diastolic blood pressure increased with butter intake, as did insulin levels and cholesterol.
Whether you're a fan of chicken fingers, French fries, or mozzarella sticks, your taste for deep-fried food could be contributing to your high blood pressure.
A 2020 study published in Nutrition Research & Practice found that,among a group of 428 women between 20 and 57,those who consumed more fried food had higher rates of pre-hypertension & hypertension.