Dash diet may reduce need for blood pressure medication
Dash stands for dietary approaches to stop hypertension. The Dash diet is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and total fat, and is a lifelong approach to healthy eating that’s designed to help treat or prevent high blood pressure. This diet encourages you to reduce sodium and eat a variety of foods rich in nutrients that help lower blood pressure, such as potassium, calcium and magnesium. In particular, the Dash diet emphasizes eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy foods, and includes some fish, poultry and legumes.