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What is being on the DASH diet like?

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The DASH diet requires a certain number of servings from various food groups. The number of servings you require may vary, depending on how many calories you need per day.

You can make gradual changes. For instance, start by limiting yourself to 2,400 milligrams of sodium per day (about 1 teaspoon). Then, once your body has adjusted to the diet, cut back to 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day (about 2/3 teaspoon). These amounts include all sodium eaten, including sodium in food products as well as in what you cook with or add at the table.

From: DASH Diet and High Blood Pressure WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Lowering Your Blood Pressure With DASH."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What is the DASH Eating Plan?"

FamilyDoctor.org: "The DASH Diet: Healthy Eating to Control Your Blood Pressure."

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on March 28, 2019

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Lowering Your Blood Pressure With DASH."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What is the DASH Eating Plan?"

FamilyDoctor.org: "The DASH Diet: Healthy Eating to Control Your Blood Pressure."

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on March 28, 2019

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