Hypertension Diet Directory
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.
Blood Pressure Tips
Find out how to keep your numbers in check
High Blood Pressure and the DASH Diet
What is the DASH diet and how can it help people with high blood pressure? Find out more.
Tips for a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle
These lifestyle tips from WebMD can help keep your heart healthy.
High Blood Pressure Diet
Learn the link between high blood pressure and diet, including ways to lower or prevent high blood pressure.
Easy DASH Diet Recipes
The DASH diet can help lower your blood pressure. Get meal ideas that work for the DASH diet to use all day long.
High Blood Pressure and Alcohol
Can alcohol help lower your high blood pressure? Get expert answers to all of your questions.
8 Easy Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure
Lowering your blood pressure takes more than just eating less salt. Learn what's best to eat, drink, and other steps to take.
High Blood Pressure: How Diet and Exercise Help
WebMD interviews diet expert Dean Ornish, MD, on the relationship between food and high blood pressure (hypertension). Learn how diet changes can improve your blood pressure and prevent heart disease.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to High Blood Pressure
See inside the arteries where high blood pressure can lurk without outward symptoms.Pictures help explain the causes, tests, treatments, and remedies to stop this "silent killer."
Slideshow: High-Sodium Shockers
Surprise! Salty foods can be found in places you hadn’t considered. And foods high in sodium are sometimes hard to avoid. But arm yourself with tips to make smart, low-sodium choices wherever you are.
Slideshow: 20 Foods That Can Save Your Heart
The top foods for heart health go beyond cholesterol busters to edamame, nuts, salmon, even coffee. Cooking tips and pictures show how to work new foods into your diet.
Slideshow: Exercise Tips for Lowering Blood Pressure
Exercise, along with other lifestyle changes and medication, is important to prevent high blood pressure. While starting a fitness routine may seem like a daunting task, it doesn’t have to be.
High Blood Pressure Quiz
Quiz: Do You Know if You Have High Blood Pressure? 1 in 5 people who have it don't. Find out how much you know about hypertension and how to treat it.
Quiz: Salt in Food, Sodium, Blood Pressure, and Your Health
Want the facts about the salt in your food and how it affects your health? Take this quiz.