A Healthy Diet To Lower Your Blood Pressure
The DASH diet (dietary approaches to stop hypertension), developed by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, is very well accepted by physicians and nutritionists as a proven method of lowering high blood pressure and as one of the best diets available for overall health. It has been endorsed by the American Heart Association, the Mayo Clinic and the U.S. guidelines for treatment of high blood pressure.
In addition to its effects on blood pressure, the DASH diet has many other health benefits. It has been credited with helping to lower cholesterol levels and is associated with lower risk of several cancers; including colorectal, prostate and breast cancer. It has also been shown to improve bone health and may lower the risk of hearing loss in women. And, several studies have made a connection between excess sodium intake and auto-immune conditions – another potential benefit to a low-sodium eating plan, like the DASH.
Learn more about the DASH Diet.
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