In a fast paced city like Singapore – where nine-to-five hours are often a luxury – it comes as no surprise that the stress of keeping up has led to hypertension becoming a fairly common problem in Singapore.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, refers to when blood is pumped around the body at a higher-than-normal pressure. According to a 2019 article by the Ministry of Health, slightly less than one in four Singapore residents aged 30 to 69 years have hypertension, with more than one in two persons afflicted with the same condition in the 60 to 69 years age group.
Hypertension can lead to severe complications, such as heart disease, stroke, or even kidney failure. To keep your blood pressure in the healthy range – which should be lower than 120/80 mmHg – maintaining a healthy lifestyle is extremely important. This also includes your diet, which should comprise a mix of unsaturated fats and plenty of fibre from sources like fruits. The best part? There are heaps of delicious fruits that are good for your blood pressure. Here’s a list of the four most popular and common varieties.