DASH Diet for Hypertension: All You Need To Know

BY TEAM FOURTH FRONTIER DESK

The DASH diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products.

These foods are high in nutrients such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium that help lower blood pressure.

This diet is low in saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, and added sugars, to help regulate high blood pressure and decrease the risk of heart disease.

The DASH diet recommends limiting sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams per day, or 1,500 milligrams per day for people who are more sensitive to the effects of sodium.

This diet recommends limiting intake of sweets and added sugars to less than 5% of daily caloric intake.

Research has shown that individuals were able to lower their blood pressure within 2 weeks after getting on a DASH diet.

This diet has been proven to lower blood pressure and LDL or bad cholesterol.

The DASH diet can be modified to fit individual needs and preferences. It has tied for “Best Diets for Healthy Eating” and “Best Heart-Healthy Diets” in recent times.