Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Home & Living
  3. Lifestyle

February is National Heart Month: Follow the DASH Diet

See also

February is National Heart Month.

Prevent heart disease follow the DASH Diet. According to the Mayo Clinic, DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. The DASH diet is a lifelong approach to healthy eating that's designed to help treat or prevent high blood pressure (hypertension). The DASH diet encourages you to reduce the sodium in your diet and eat a variety of foods rich in nutrients that help lower blood pressure, such as potassium, calcium and magnesium.

By following the DASH diet, you may be able to reduce your blood pressure by a few points in just two weeks. Over time, your systolic blood pressure could drop by seven to 12 points, which can make a significant difference in your health risks.

Because the DASH diet is a healthy way of eating, it offers health benefits besides just lowering blood pressure. The DASH diet is also in line with dietary recommendations to prevent osteoporosis, cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes read the entire Mayo Clinic article

Enjoy reading 'Happy Healthy News' and Pamper Yourself: Attend yoga class written by Yvette Collins, Pharm.D.

If you would like to receive an email alert when a new article is written, click on the Subscribe button. The subscription is free.

Follow YvetteCollins,PharmD on twitter @yvettecollins1

©Yvette Collins, Pharm.D. All Rights Reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced without prior permission from the author. Partial reposting is permitted with a link back to the original article.

Advertisement

Life

  • Transgender cop
    A transgender police officer is stepping down from her position to run for office
    Video
    Political Office
  • Easter eggs
    Craft delicate, hand-painted eggs with flowers and other designs celebrating spring
    Camera
    Easter Eggs
  • Subway message
    Subway customer finds 'Big Mama' written on her order
    Video
    Subway Message
  • Working from home
    Working from home can be an exciting venture. Get tips to ensure productivity
    Camera
    Get Tips
  • Limes
    Rising cost of limes could be putting the squeeze on your favorite restaurant
    Expensive Limes
  • Pope Francis
    Religion: Pope Francis instructs how to fight against Satan
    Morning Mass

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!