Instructed patient/caregiver on no-added-salt or salt-controlled diet can help control high blood pressure. Even if you are taking medication, it's important to follow a salt-controlled diet to help the medication work more effectively. Use a limited amount of salt in cooking. Don't add salt to your food at the table, either at home or when dining out. Most restaurants add salt when preparing food. Use fresh or dried herbs, spices, and lemon juice to season foods. Avoid ham, bacon, salt pork, and cheese, because these are made with salt. Patient/caregiver verbalized understanding.