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Diets to Lower Blood Pressure

DASH Eating Plan (large PDF file) provided by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. In the DASH trial (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) people with normal or high blood pressure were assigned to one of three diets. The first group consumed a standard diet which was low in fruits and vegetables. The second group had a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, while the third group ate a combination diet rich in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and low in saturated and total fat as well. Compared to the participants who ate the standard diet which was low in fruits and vegetables, the people in the other two groups had significant reductions in blood pressure. These reductions were greater in the people who ate the (third) combination diet than in the people in the second group who ate the extra fruit and vegetable diet. The effects of the diets on blood pressure were maximal after only two weeks and were still present at eight weeks. In another separate study, restricting sodium intake, in combination with the DASH diet, produced a further lowering of blood pressure.

Make Healthy Food Choices from the American Heart Association



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