“Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls,” said the Cleveland Clinic.
“In most cases, no one knows what causes high blood pressure, [but] what you eat can affect your blood pressure.
“When you eat too much salt, which contains sodium, your body holds extra water to “wash” the salt from your body. In some people, this may cause blood pressure to rise.
“The added water puts stress on your heart and blood vessels.”