If you have high blood pressure, simply reducing the amount of salt in your diet can be an effective way to address hypertension. There are cellphone applications that can help consumers become more aware of their intake of everything from calories to sodium, said Lynn A. Maarouf, a certified nutritionist with the UTMB Stark Diabetes Center. Maarouf recommended downloading Calorie King, Calorie Counter or MyFitnessPal.