I inherited high BP
from both of my parents, but do not like what the BP meds do to me...I tried several for years, none of them worked and the side affects were terrible.
I now take garlic pills (or cook with fresh garlic) and a habanero tincture, which my herbalist taught me to make at home. I also put a teaspoon of fresh ground cinnamon in yogurt daily. I'm happy to say that I no longer have high BP! I have always followed low sodium eating because I grew up that way...but yes, cutting back on anything in a box, bag or can (which all contain high levels of sodium) will help.
Drink lots of water...the more water you drink, the less water you retain. I also sometimes drink Dandelion tea, which is great in helping you to not retain water, but to be honest, the tea tastes like butt!!! Not that I know what butt tastes like LOL If you want to try it, add honey to sweeten it. Honey is natural and your body process it better than artificial sweeteners.
Hope the above info helps! Let me know if you want the easy and inexpensive recipe for the habanero.