Is your blood pressure higher than it used to be? That's not unusual. It tends to rise as we get older. Since sodium can drive your readings up, cut down on salt in your diet. The worst sources are premade and packaged foods. Bread and rolls can also have a lot of salt.
Want a natural remedy? Try eating more fruits and vegetables, fish, beans and nuts -- and flavor foods with herbs, spices, vinegar, and other low-sodium flavorings rather than table salt.