Diet can lower blood pressure as much as taking a medication, from the February 2013 Harvard Men's Health Watch
Many people eat their way to high blood pressure (hypertension). It's also possible to eat your way out of it, according to the March 2013 Harvard Men's Health Watch.
The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan—low in animal fat and salt; abundant in blood-pressure-lowering nutrients—is scientifically proven to battle high blood pressure. It can reduce blood pressure by 10 points—about as much as adding a medication, says Dr. Deepak Bhatt, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of cardiology, VA Boston Healthcare System.