Looking for a heart-healthy way to eat a balanced, flexible diet that requires no special foods? The DASH eating plan might be for you! DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. Researchers developed it more than 20 years ago. It is an eating plan that is based on research sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Studies show that DASH lowers high blood pressure and improves levels of cholesterol. This reduces the risk of getting heart disease. According to the NHLBI, adults who follow DASH without altering sodium intake can lower their blood pressure within weeks.
The DASH diet plan is all about filling our plate with healthy, wholesome foods.
The DASH eating plan is just one part of a heart-healthy lifestyle. Other lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, and not smoking can also help lower blood pressure.
Aspen Healthcare serves the Dallas/Fort Worth Area as a premier provider of home health care, hospice, respiratory therapy, personal assistance, and private duty nursing. At Aspen, we are dedicated to our patients and pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide. We care for your family as you would. Call us today at (972) 316-2035.
NIH – supported DASH diet tops rankings for “heart-healthy” and “healthy eating”. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. [cited 2022 Jan 11] Available from: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/news/2021/nih-supported-dash-diet-tops-rankings-heart-healthy-and-healthy-eating