DASH: Dietary Approach to Stop HypertensionAnkita Bedi
DASH : Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension
Are you suffering from hypertension? Trying to control it with medicines and still not able to maintain your blood pressure! Tired of doing yoga and exercises? Have you checked your Diet? Diet plays a very important role in controlling your blood pressure, let me tell you how DASH Diet will help you to treat hypertension.
What is DASH Diet?
DASH Diet is a dietary approach to stop hypertension. It is rich in nutrients, fibre and antioxidants but less in fats. Dash Diet encourages you to reduce sodium in your diet and increase the intake of other nutrients such as potassium, magnesium and calcium.
What to eat in DASH Diet?
Dash Diet include lots of whole grains, vegetables, fruits and low fat dairy products. You can have plenty of fruits, salads in this diet which will help you to reduce your weight too. The DASH Diet also includes some fish, poultry and legumes, and encourages a small amount of nuts and seeds a few times a week.
What to avoid in DASH Diet?
You need to avoid saturated fats, junk food like pizza, carbonated drinks, frozen foods, high sugar foods, sodium rich foods and table salt.
Standard servings of DASH Diet-
- 6-8 servings of grains
- 4-5 servings of vegetables
- 4-5 servings of fruits
- 2-3 servings of dairy products
- 1-2 servings of nuts and seeds
- 2-3 teaspoons of oil
Try to inculcate a Dash diet in your daily routine and do let us know in case you have doubts. We have our experts to suggest you personalized diets based on your preferences.
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