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The DASH Diet.  

A dash of salt here, a dash of salt there! Am I doing it right? Unfortunately, no.

Let’s break this diet down the easy way.

What does DASH stand for?

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. Essentially this diet is designed to help treat/prevent high blood pressure by placing an emphasis on low-sodium foods and meals rich in nutrients such as magnesium, calcium, and potassium.

How much sodium can I consume?

The Standard DASH Diet follows the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendation of keeping sodium intake to 2,300 mg per day for adults.

The Lower Sodium DASH Diet follows the American Heart Association’s recommendation of  keeping sodium intake to 1,500 mg per day for adults.

What foods can I eat while on this diet?

The DASH Diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy, and moderate amounts of whole grains, fish, poultry, and nuts.

Heart Healthy Tips:

Choose fresh over packaged foods!

Experiment with spices like garlic, vinegar, and dried herbs!

Read your nutrition labels – Sodium content should be below 10% Daily Value!

Drink more water!

Exercise daily!

According to the American Heart Association, one in three adults have high blood pressure.

Let’s change these odds and DASH to a healthier heart!