1. Caffeinated Beverages
In your quest to prevent hypertension, you may be saddened to realize that not only are alcohol and sugary drinks bad for your blood pressure, but caffeine is as well. Caffeine can stimulate your adrenal gland to release excess cortisol and adrenaline. This can result in a spike in your blood pressure. If you need a cup of joe to get going in the morning, try weaning yourself off it by pouring a cup of half decaffeinated/half regular coffee. Try drinking caffeine-free herbal tea with an invigorating spritz of lemon for a piping hot midday pick-me-up instead of a cup of coffee.