The first line of treatment for hypertension (high blood pressure) is lifestyle intervention. Although further drug treatment can be built upon the dietary and lifestyle modifications, the DASH diet, or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, has been proven to create similar reductions in blood pressure to those achieved by medications.
The DASH diet is a diet that effectively lowers blood pressure when combined with dietary sodium restriction. It was voted the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 top overall diet by U.S. News & World Report Best Diets, described by the panel as an ‘all-star’ diet for its “nutritional completeness, safety, ability to prevent or control diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity, and role in supporting heart health. Though obscure, it beat out a field full of better-known diets”.
“THIS CREATES A DIET THAT IS NOT ONLY LOWER IN SATURATED FAT AND SODIUM, BUT ALSO HIGHER IN FIBRE, ANTIOXIDANTS, AND KEY VITAMINS AND MINERALS.”
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