Topic 3 The DASH Diet

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension

It was not originally designed to lose weight, but it is a diet that involves the prevalent consumption of some foods and the reduction or elimination of others.

  • Favor vegetables and fruit
  • Prefer vegetable oils and low-salt foods
  • Reduce fats of animal origin: prefer low-fat dairy products, fish, white meat and reduce red meat
  • Decrease the consumption of sugar
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Reduce consumption of preserved products

Is effective in reducing blood pressure, as well as other cardiovascular risk parameters, including too high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.

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