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High blood pressure rates rise worldwide

High blood pressure rates rise worldwide

Around the world, blood-pressure rates are getting worse. A new study of 8 million people in 154 countries published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the number of people with elevated systolic blood pressure has shot up in the past 25 years.

About 3.5 billion adults have what is considered high blood pressure, while 870 have hypertension. Both of these conditions can increase heart and cardiovascular health risks, but the latter is especially troubling. In fact, Time magazine reports that high blood pressure was the leading contributor of death in 2015.

There are many reasons why blood pressure is rising. Smoking, stress and poor diet can all contribute to this condition. But excessive sodium consumption is something less subtle but no less risky that people have to watch out for, especially due to the preponderance of processed foods in the marketplace.

By cutting salt, consumers can lower their risks of cardiovascular problems. Seagreens seaweed products have been shown to effectively reduce or replace sodium in a number of foods. In fact, a British study of bread and organic pork sausages concluded that Seagreens wrack seaweed was able to replace 50 percent of the salt without compromising taste or texture. Several British bakers have been using seaweed to replace salt in their bread since 1999.

Every Seagreens product contains all the minerals, micronutrients, trace elements and vitamins that can be found in all-natural, organic seaweed. Seagreens organic wild wrack seaweeds are produced to the company's award-winning proprietary standard (patents pending) among Scotland's remote Western Islands in pristine Grade A waters. All Seagreens products are organic, kosher and certified free from allergens and contaminants.

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