DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (High Blood Pressure). This diet can help lower your blood pressure and improve overall health. The diet aims to lower intake of foods that are high in sodium, saturated fats and added sugars.
During the diet you will eat plenty of vegetables, whole grains and fruits. The diet includes fish, poultry, beans, nuts and low-fat dairy products. When eating, it is best to find foods that are rich in potassium, calcium and magnesium. As these foods are the key in maintaining blood pressure.
As you take on this diet, you are more likely to lower your sodium intake. Here are some ways to further limit the sodium you consume in your daily diet:
If you have further questions about the DASH diet, contact your PCP for more information.