I was diagnosed with very high BP two months ago and with medication it has reduced somewhat - still too high but not worrying my doctor as much. I also have slightly high cholesterol levels (5.7) so at my last appointment we discussed increasing my exercise levels (from zilch!) and improving my diet, which as I already eat quite healthy things, I was just advised to cut out my crisps from lunch (what can i have instead?) and make sure I have 5 fruit and veg a day. I love fruit but am not keen on veg and get a bit bored with salad so decided to have a drink of fruit juice each day as well. Lovely idea, very refreshing in the evening when the desire for nibbles hits me - but I am not sure the doctor will be very pleased that I added a big slug of gin to the juice tonight!! Reminds me of my youth when I used to nick a sip of my grans gin and orange made with the NHS oarange juice that babaies used to get!!