DASH Diet For Dummies book cover

DASH Diet For Dummies

Authors:
Sarah Samaan ,
Rosanne Rust ,
Cindy Kleckner
Published: November 24, 2020

Overview

Get on track to lower your blood pressure in just two weeks!

Almost half of all adults in the United States have high blood pressure—but many of us are not aware of it. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, has serious health implications. It is classified as a leading cause of premature death by the World Health Organization, contributing to strokes, heart attacks, heart failure, kidney failure, and even dementia. While medications are often necessary to keep blood pressure in the safe zone, a judicious dietary and lifestyle overhaul will greatly help manage your blood pressure and your overall heart health.

Written in an easy-to-follow, friendly style by three heart and nutrition experts, DASH Diet For Dummies shows you how increasing fiber, vitamins, and minerals, along with reducing your sodium intake when needed, can lower your blood pressure in just two weeks! Ranked the #1 Best Diet for Healthy Eating as well as #2 Best Diets Overall by U.S. News & World Report, the DASH Diet is specifically aimed at relieving hypertension and is endorsed by the American Heart Association, The National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute, and the Mayo Clinic—and is also proven to be effective against conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, PCOS, and more.

  • Improve heart health with lower blood pressure
  • Reduce cholesterol
  • Lose weight
  • Follow simple, tasty recipes

So, don't let hypertension scare you. Along with good medical care, the DASH diet makes lowering your blood pressure achievable - and tasty! By following the straightforward meal plans and trying out our favorite recipes in DASH Diet for Dummies, you'll set yourself on the fast, proven journey to better blood pressure - and be on your way to a healthy and heart-smart future!

Get on track to lower your blood pressure in just two weeks!

Almost half of all adults in the United States have high blood pressure—but many of us are not aware of it. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, has serious health implications. It is classified as a leading cause of premature death by the World Health Organization, contributing to strokes, heart attacks, heart failure, kidney failure, and even dementia. While medications are often necessary to keep blood pressure in the safe zone, a judicious dietary and lifestyle overhaul will greatly help manage your blood pressure and your overall heart health.

Written in an easy-to-follow, friendly style by three heart and nutrition experts, DASH Diet For Dummies shows you how increasing fiber, vitamins, and minerals, along with reducing your sodium intake when needed, can lower your blood pressure in just two weeks! Ranked the #1 Best

Diet for Healthy Eating as well as #2 Best Diets Overall by U.S. News & World Report, the DASH Diet is specifically aimed at relieving hypertension and is endorsed by the American Heart Association, The National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute, and the Mayo Clinic—and is also proven to be effective against conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, PCOS, and more.

  • Improve heart health with lower blood pressure
  • Reduce cholesterol
  • Lose weight
  • Follow simple, tasty recipes

So, don't let hypertension scare you. Along with good medical care, the DASH diet makes lowering your blood pressure achievable - and tasty! By following the straightforward meal plans and trying out our favorite recipes in DASH Diet for Dummies, you'll set yourself on the fast, proven journey to better blood pressure - and be on your way to a healthy and heart-smart future!

DASH Diet For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet focuses on fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, healthy fats, and lean protein. It’s high in some nutrients (potassium, calcium magnesium, and fiber), and low in others (saturated fats, trans fats, and sodium). The DASH diet has been scientifically proven to reduce hypertension (high blood pressure) without any adverse side effects (in fact, with some side benefits!). Of course, to reduce hypertension for the long haul and maximize your health impact, you need to adopt nutritional foods and make several small lifestyle changes. [caption id="attachment_274345" align="alignnone" width="556"] © Antonina Vlasova / Shutterstock.com[/caption]