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Having high blood pressure damages veins and arteries and puts extra wear and tear on your heart. If you have hypertension, your doctor probably already told you to cut sodium out of your diet to help get your blood pressure in check. What he might not have told you is that eating certain foods can actually bring it back down. Enjoying these foods can lower your chances of having chronically high blood pressure over time, but you have to enjoy in moderation, of course.