High Blood Pressure Patients Should Avoid These Foods

A Deli Meat

Deli meat is a convenient lunch staple, but its high sodium intake (two slices of normal ham contain 730 mg) raises blood pressure.

Canned Soups

Ready-to-eat soups are convenient for many. Keep those cans on the shelf if you're watching your blood pressure! Their high salt content raises blood pressure. 

Pasta Sauces From Stores

Supermarket spaghetti sauces are salt bombs. Half of the sauce brands tested by different Reports had 400 mg or more salt per half-cup.


Blood pressure watchers should avoid bacon because it's fatty, salty, and rich in cholesterol.Limit bacon even if you don't have hypertension.

Sweetened Drinks

Sugary drinks raise blood pressure and weight. One study found that heavy sugar-sweetened beverage drinkers are more likely to acquire hypertension.


Moderate red wine consumption has long been associated to lower heart disease risk. Wine should be limited to one or two glasses per day for hypertensives.


Many cheeses are not recommended for hypertensive people due to their high salt content. Blacklisted cheeses include American, Parmesan, and blue, which have above 300 mg of salt per ounce.