Three of the best foods to lower blood pressure

If you don’t already, then having a cup of herbal tea in the evening is a great habit to adopt. It can aid digestion, relaxation and prevent you from reaching for an alcoholic drink if you are so inclined. For blood pressure choose hibiscus tea, which several studies have shown to have a significant lowering effect.

Try making a delicious hibiscus iced tea by placing 1 tbsp dried hibiscus flowers, 500ml cold water, a squeeze of lemon juice and 2 tsp honey in a jug. Mix well and chill for at least an hour. To serve, strain through a fine sieve over ice.

But just a word of caution, if you are taking hydro-chlorothiazide for high blood pressure, then hibiscus tea is not advised as it may interact with the drug.

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