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What is the DASH diet?

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Your doctor may recommend you start using the DASH diet to lower your high blood pressure.

DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. It's simple:

  • Eat more fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy foods.
  • Cut back on foods that are high in saturated fat, cholesterol, and trans fats.
  • Eat more whole-grain foods, fish, poultry, and nuts.
  • Limit sodium, sweets, sugary drinks, and red meats.

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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