Have you heard of the DASH Eating Plan? DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (also known as high blood pressure). Along with helping to lower your blood pressure, the DASH eating plan falls within the dietary guidelines for preventing osteoporosis, cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
This flexible and balanced eating plan includes plenty of healthy and nutritious foods, including:
- Whole grains
- Fat free/low fat dairy
- Fish, poultry, and lean meat
- Beans, nuts, and legumes
Salt, sugar and saturated fats, which can lead to high blood pressure and a variety of other health problems, are limited on the DASH eating plan.
Do you think the DASH eating plan might be right for you? Watch this prerecorded webinar, brought to you by United Healthcare, to learn more about the DASH eating plan, the health benefits associated with the plan, and how you can incorporate the plan into your healthy routine.
Be sure to consult your doctor before making changes to your diet or exercise routine.