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The DASH Diet Action Plan Based on the National Institutes of Health Research Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension

Posted Sep 21 2010 2:26pm

The DASH Diet Action Plan Based on the National Institutes of Health Research Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension




This is the user-friendly guide to the DASH diet. Proven to lower blood pressure and cholesterol without medication, it was developed in research sponsored by US National Institutes of Health, entitled, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH). Each new research study continues to prove the benefits of the DASH Diet. The DASH diet is recommended by the U.S. treatment guidelines for hypertension. The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans advocate this eating plan for everyone. And the DASH diet forms the basis for the USDA MyPyramid. It is an eating plan that is rich in fruits, vegetables, low fat or nonfat dairy, is low in sodium, and includes lean meats, fish and poultry, grains, nuts and beans. The DASH diet helps lower cholesterol and supports healthy weight loss. It is flexible enough to meet the lifestyle and food preferences of most people. However, many people have found it difficult to follow the DASH diet. This is the user-friendly book, designed to make it easy to DASH. It was written by a dietitian who is experienced in helping people make sustainable changes in how they eat. Learn how to follow the DASH diet in your real life. Accommodate DASH even when eating on-the-run. Add more vegetables into your diet, even if you think you hate vegetables. Learn how to manage salt intake. Makeover your kitchen to simplify following DASH. Lose weight with the DASH diet. The book has 28 days of meal plans (with adjustments for 1200, 1600, and 2000 calorie plans), and DASH-friendly recipes. And this is the complete healthy lifestyle plan for hypertension. It includes the healthy weight loss and exercise that will lower blood pressure. Make your own personal DASH Diet Action Plan, with the specific steps to fit the DASH diet into your daily routine. Reach your goal to lower blood pressure or just having a healthier lifestyle. Purchasing this book is your first step in improving your health for the long run.

5 Stars This diet works for lowering blood pressure.
This book was recommended by my doctor for lowering blood pressure and it has worked – mainly adding potassium to my diet. I have also lost some weight which is a goal for me as well. I have tried many diets and find this one easy to follow and very healthful.

4 Stars Dash Diet Plan Book
Seems to be a pretty good book. First one I’ve found that has actual menus in it for a month! That’s the problem with most diet plans, they tell to to eat certain things, but you have no idea how to put them together.

5 Stars Essential book…
My doctor recently said that my BP was getting a bit high – nothing serious, about 130/90. In the old days, they would have said this was fine, but more and more research shows that even “mild” hypertension is best to be avoided. I don’t want to end up doing the “popping pills” option, so I thought I’d finally get serious and look into this DASH diet my doc had been mentioning for years.

I purchased this book a few weeks ago, and I’m happy to say that it is just what I needed – a good mix of dietary info, scientific facts, menu suggestions and recipes. Some of the chapters include:

* Conquering hypertension & heart disease

* 28 days of 2,000 calorie DASH menus

* DASH your way to weight loss

* Other Health Concerns

* Lifestyle Changes to help lower blood pressure

* Deciphering food labels

* The DASH kitchen makeover

I’m about to start following the DASH diet (goes to prove that BUYING a book is only the first step…), and I’ll update here with my results.

5 Stars Dash Diet Action Plan
Actually ordered this book for my daughter. I have had a copy for several years, and practically live by it. I would certainly recommend it for anyone who has hypertension. It has helped me tremendously in managing my hypertension, and now it is helping my daughter as well. For anyone who is willing to change their lifestyle to gain better health!

5 Stars Very informative and practical book
The contents of the book are easy to read and follow. And the process works!

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