High blood pressure, also known as the silent killer, has been a major contributor in spreading heart attacks and strokes. Mostly high blood pressure is seen as an adult disease, but now, it is plaguing children at an increasing rate. This is mostly due to the global obesity epidemic in children that has created strong chances of hypertension in children.
High blood pressure or hypertension is a condition when your heart pumps blood against the walls of the arteries at an abnormally higher pressure. The condition can be prevented by increasing the use of fruits and vegetables in the diet. The idea is to neutralize the sodium intake by providing potassium in the body that is present in fruits and vegetables. Other than that, regular physical activities also create a better control over hypertension.