If you have hypertension (high blood pressure), diet is likely a big part of your treatment. For hypertension, salt is a major dietary factor. Lowering salt intake may help lower blood pressure. Adding fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, lean meats, and other foods high in potassium and magnesium may also help lower blood pressure. The DASH diet is a popular diet plan for those with hypertension. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how diet affects blood pressure, how to create a hypertension diet, and much more.