A famous health and fitness consultant, Dr. Bisi Abiola has said that fruit juice could reduce the risk of high blood pressure (BP) if taken regularly. Abiola stated this during the January edition of the monthly healthy living dialogue, an event sponsored by Chi Limited. The platform gives experts an opportunity to x-ray the benefits of 100% fruit juice. The fitness coach said that drinking a glass of fruit juice gives an individual the opportunity to get at least eight per cent of daily potassium, which neutralises sodium and helps to lower BP. She explained: “The overall amount of sodium and potassium in your diet affects your BP. Sodium makes it go up while potassium offsets sodium and helps to lower BP. Researches have shown that consuming more potassium reduces BP in people with hypertension; and this has huge benefit for consumers as long as they do not suffer from kidney disease”. “Most of us only get about half of the recommended dietary allowance for potassium. What many people do not know is that taking a glass of orange juice allows you to get at least eight per cent of your daily potassium,” she stressed. While many hypertensive individuals resort to medication, Abiola stated that “medication is not the only way to control high BP, otherwise known as hypertension. Lifestyle and diet also play an important role in managing such a health challenge”.