What is the issue with salt? Most people with hypertension have Essential Hypertension. The cause of this is largely misunderstood but is most likely due to a high carbohydrate diet. Carbohydrate causes salt retention which raises blood pressure. A low carb diet cause sodium loss which lowers blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure then a low carb diet may solve the problem.

The following ABC article makes no mention of sugar. It just tells you to consider the following:

Your blood pressure can be affected by factors such as:

  • Eating patterns, including salty foods
  • Weight
  • Alcohol consumption
  • How much physical activity you do

Cut the carbs and monitor you blood pressure, you may not need treatment.