DASH is an eating plan that can help lower your blood pressure. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.footnote 1 Hypertension is high blood pressure.
For more information on the DASH diet, see High Blood Pressure: Using the DASH Diet.
The food groups and serving sizes in the menu below are based on the DASH diet from the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. These servings may not match Canada's Food Guide.
Here is a sample menu for the DASH diet. It is based on a 2,000-calorie diet with 1,500 mg of sodium. This is a menu for one day.
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (2006). Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure With DASH (NIH Publication No. 06-4082). Available online: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash/new_dash.pdf.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineBrian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerColleen O'Connor, PhD, RD - Registered Dietitian
Current as ofDecember 6, 2017
Current as of: December 6, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Colleen O'Connor, PhD, RD - Registered Dietitian
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