One of the first dietary steps you can take to lower blood pressure is to cut back on salt.
Salt contains sodium. By decreasing salt intake, you can decrease the level of sodium in your bloodstream, allowing your kidneys to more effectively eliminate water. That results in a lower blood pressure.
However, salt is one of our main dietary sources of iodine. These days, iodine deficiency is not a common problem, since iodine is added to table salt. But if you eliminate table salt from your diet you may need to shift your diet to include other sources of iodine.
What role does iodine play in your health?
Iodine’s main function is to support the development and function of the thyroid gland with hormone production.
Iodine also fights bacteria, promotes healthy breast tissue, supports hair and skin growth, protects against toxic effects of radioactive material, and is invol