High Blood Pressure
U.S. News & World Report’s Best Diets 2017, released earlier this month, ranked 38 diet plans. But the No. 1 diet may surprise you. The “Best Diets Overall” winner (for the seventh year in a row): the DASH diet. Try It: Healthy DASH Diet Recipes
Good morning Healthy Hearts Club! Every day for American Heart Month, we’re posting a quick tip to help you eat for a healthier heart. Here’s today’s tip:
Studies suggest that following the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) may help lower blood pressure. This balanced plan includes plenty of fruits and vegetables and several daily servings of low-fat dairy. It emphasizes whole (versus refined) grains and modest amounts of lean proteins, including poultry and fish, to minimize intake of unhealthy saturated fats. Here’s how to follow the DASH diet: 1. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. 2. Get plenty of whole grains, like quinoa, brown rice or whole-wheat couscous. 3. Aim for several daily servings of low-fat dairy.