read every label!
I always had normal blood pressure until the past year, when I became disabled, lost my health insurance, my car and my house! At first I believed it was being at a public health clinic that made it be so high. After 4 consecutive readings near 190/100, I was told I must start medication. I am also going thru menopause at the same time as all of the above! I am amazed at the sodium levels in some of the foods I have eaten for years! I have always tried to eat healthy, but there have been drastic changes in my diet, caused by simple label reading...I mean EVERY product, including breakfast cereals that are "healthy choices". READ, READ, READ!