Essay about Dash: Nutrition and Dash Diet

Submitted By MsRoniqueSess89
Words: 613
Pages: 3

Harold Jackson
March 17, 2015
Nutrition
Ms. Smith

Dash

Today I will be writing about DSAH and what DASHis. Throughout my introduction I will give detailed information about DASH in hopes of letting my readers gain knowledge and the information that is needed. Not only will I provide information on DASH but will also write about I have learned as well. What exactly is DASH? DASH stands for the meaning Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. It is a balanced eating plan that your doctor might recommend to help you lower your blood pressure. The Diet is low in salt, saturated fat, cholesterol and fat. Fruits, vegetables, fat; whole grains, fish, poultry, and nuts are part of this diet. Having the DSAH diet limits the amount of red meat, sweets, added sugars and sugar-containing beverages. A good factor about having the DASH diet is that it is rich in potassium, magnesium and calcium as well as protein and fiber. Having too much sodium (salt) in your diet can contribute to high blood pressure which is also called hypertension. Fruits, vegetables, and grains are recommended in the DASH diet and provide other elements of a healthy diet, such as lycopene, beta carotene an isoflavones. All of these things can help reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering your low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level. By following the DASH diet may help to lower your blood pressure by a few points in a little as of 2 weeks. By doing the DAST diet and though it may help lower your blood pressure doesn’t mean to stop taking your blood pressure medication. The DASH diet gives you many different ways to change your eating habits to be successful in lowering your cholesterol and blood pressure. Paying close attention to your current eating habits and making a list of everything you eat for 2 to 3 three days are ways to help. Learning what makes a serving for type of food is the biggest role in changing your eating habits and getting accurate results. When doing this try not to use a measuring a cup and just simply cut down all your food to a lower portion of what you would normally eat. A very important factor about using the DASH diet is when your…