Re: High Blood Pressure While Active
Some people have a rise in blood pressure even with one drink. But as a whole, the recommendation is no more than one drink a day for a woman or a small man, no more than two for larger men. One can't save up those drinks and binge on a weekend, though. Even if one's BP does rise slightly with one drink, there appear to be other cardiovascular benefits of light drinking, such as slightly fewer strokes and a better Lp(a), lower artery stiffness with age.
The first things I can think of to help lower BP through diet is to lower salt intake and to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, especially the lower carbohydrate kinds, for their potassium content. Here is an article you will likely find interesting:
You might also want to check out what you should be eating to control cholesterol, too. Even if yours is fine now, if you beome aware of how diet can affect it and your heart health long term, you might be able to avoid the fix some of us old timers find ourselves in. The cholesterol board should be of some help on that.