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DASH diet-for hypertension and everyone


A recent study found that a diet proven to reduce blood pressure is hardly used by any patients with hypertension. The eating plan modeled on the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) calls for eating foods low in saturated and total fats along with increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables. Despite the repeated recommendations for this diet as the MOST HEALTHY and the MOST PROVEN to reduce hypertension and high cholesterol, fewer than 22% of patients with high blood pressure were following this type of plan.

The researchers believe that our health care system's inadequate ability to merge lifestyle management into clinical practice may be one reason why so few patients eat healthily. American society's continued acceptance of a fast-food culture and consuming more food that is calorie rich and nutrient poor is to blame.

The DASH diet should be an intervention that is on the front lines in the fight against hypertension. People with mild hypertension might be able to come off their blood pressure medication by following this plan. In fact, the DASH diet would benefit everyone. Check it out at this link and see if it will help. This link will give you information about hypertension, nutrient intake, dash diet, shopping for foods and how to read nutrition labels posted on all food items.

DASH DIET

Comments

Anonymous said…
Dr.Brayer thank you for posting this DASH Diet info.! I know it has been around for a along time, but valuable info. to try to follow, learn more about, and good to be reminded of.

K.M.
Anonymous said…
Dr.Brayer thank you for posting this DASH Diet info.! I know it has been around for a along time, but valuable info. to try to follow, learn more about, and good to be reminded of.

K.M.
Anonymous said…
Dr.Brayer thank you for posting this DASH Diet info.! I know it has been around for a along time, but valuable info. to try to follow, learn more about, and good to be reminded of.

K.M.
Rx Pharmacy said…
Thank you so much for sharing such valuable information with us. Your blog is very interesting and informative.
DASH Diet said…
DASH diet plan can be for everyone, it is a very healthy diet recommended by NIH.

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