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
- Alcohol consumption
- How much physical activity you do
Cut the carbs and monitor you blood pressure, you may not need treatment.