Eating healthily doesn't mean that you have to deprive yourself of your favorite foods even when you are suffering from hypertension and high blood pressure.
You only have to know how to mix and match food items and have the right portion sizes to make sure that you won't exceed the healthy daily limit of calories and sodium suited for your health.
DASH, which means Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, helps you to maintain healthy levels of blood pressure. It also lowers your risk of gut problems and cancer.
It decreases the bad cholesterol in your blood and makes your bones stronger.
This eating plan is all about the right proportions. It requires you to eat vegetables rich in protein, limit your salt intake to 200 mg per day, reduce your consumption of red meat, sweets, and sweetened drinks, and consume foods with low cholesterol and total fat content.
With so many recipes to try, it will be easier for you to commit to the eating plan. This will take your mind off from eating too much processed and salty foods.
This book doesn't offer health claims but it serves as a guide on how you can change the way you eat to eliminate most foods known to cause various illnesses or at least, consume them less often.
The DASH eating plan is a lifestyle. It requires gradual changes to your eating habits and commitment to follow other health techniques to boost its effects.