Friday, May 6, 2011

DASH for High Blood Pressure

Nurse's Notes

If you have high blood pressure than the DASH diet is for you.  Studies by the National Institutes of Health show that you can help lower your blood pressure by following the DASH Diet.  DASH stands for Dietary Approaches To Stop Hypertension (High Blood Pressure).  The DASH diet is low in saturated fats, but rich in fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy foods.

DASH Dietary Plan               

 Food Groups                                Servings per day

Grains and grain products                    7 to 8
Vegetables                                            4 to 5
Fruits                                                    4 to 5
Low-fat/ fat free dairy products            2 to 3
Meats, poultry and fish                       up to 2
Nuts, seeds, legumes            4 to 5 per week

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