The DASH diet is a healthy eating plan that helps lower your blood pressure


DASH article by Ashley Laderer

Dash Diet

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The DASH diet, which stands for dietary approaches to stop hypertension, was developed in the early 1990s when the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was researching ways to lower blood pressure.

Since then, many studies have confirmed that the DASH diet can help lower blood pressure, reducing the risk of hypertension and heart disease in people over time.

Today, dietitans say that the DASH diet is one of the healthiest ways to eat, and it may even help you lose weight, too.

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The DASH diet is built around nutrient-rich foods that are low in sodium, like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Specifically, you’ll want to eat foods that are high in potassium, magnesium, calcium, and fiber. Some examples of DASH-approved foods are oatmeal, leafy greens, potatoes, apples, bananas, oranges, fish, and mixed nuts.

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