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The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute defines the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan as a flexible and balanced eating pan that creates a heart-healthy eating style for life.
This plan recommends:
– Limiting foods that are high in saturated fat, such as fatty meats, full-fat dairy products, and tropical oils such as coconut, palm kernel, and palm oils
– Limiting sugar-sweetened beverages and sweets
Here are 7 food tips courtesy of Harvard Health:
– Eat more fish, nuts, and legumes (beans).
– Select vegetables and fruits instead of sugary or salty snacks and desserts.
– Pick breads, pasta, and other carbohydrate-rich foods that are made from whole grains instead of highly refined white flour.
– Eat fruit instead of drinking fruit juice.
– Use unsaturated fats like olive, canola, soybean, peanut, corn, or safflower oils instead of butter, coconut oil, or palm-kernel oil.
– Rely on fresh or frozen foods instead of canned and processed foods.
– Choose low-sodium foods whenever possible; use herbs, spices, vinegar, and other low-sodium flavorings instead of salt.
No content on this site should be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinician.
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