Thursday, November 3, 2011

dash diet

  • Question:-dash diet?
    what is all about with dash diet?

    Answer:-Here ya go:
  • Question:-Have any of you tried the Dash Diet? I am considering taking it up and wanted opinions?
    I am trying to reduce my cholesterol levels naturally as I am currently on medication for it, and I also want to gravitate towards a healthier diet that is not too much of a shock to the system and can be maintained for a lifetime.
    To hell with you spammers...

    Answer:-DASH is a diet focused on reducing high blood pressure. It is a healthy diet and is low in fat so it would also help with lowering cholesterol.

    Any time you want to change your diet, you should make changes gradually. This will give you time to get into new habits and gives your body a chance to adapt to these changes.

    Best of luck.
  • Question:-I am 18 and my doctor put me on the DASH diet. What is it exactly!? ?
    I know it is for hypertension and to try to cut out salts but what am i suppossed to eat!? he didnt tell me anything about it like i was already suppossed to know what the dash diet was. Can anyone list things i'm allowed to eat or just help me out by filling me in...

    Answer:-DASH diet is a diet for people with high cholesterol level.
    The DASH diet eating plan has been proven to lower blood pressure in studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). The DASH diet is based on an eating plan rich in fruits and vegetables, and low-fat or non-fat dairy.

    Type of food
    Number of servings for 1600 - 3100 Calorie diets Servings on a 2000 Calorie diet

    Grains and grain products
    (include at least 3 whole grain foods each day) 6 - 12 7 - 8

    Fruits 4 - 6 4 - 5

    Vegetables 4 - 6 4 - 5

    Low fat or non fat dairy foods 2 - 4 2 - 3

    Lean meats, fish, poultry 1.5 - 2.5 2 or less

    Nuts, seeds, and legumes 3 - 6 per week 4 - 5 per week

    Fats and sweets 2 - 4 limited

    Top 10 DASH Diet Tips
    Use grocery store salad bars for lots of cut up fresh vegetables.
    Frozen vegetables make it easy to add 2 or more servings of veggies to your meal.
    Double up on veggies. A serving is 1/2 cup, so a full cup makes 2 servings.
    Berry-licious is having fresh berries on your cereal.
    Nonfat fruit yogurt, artificially sweetened, makes a wonderful snack or quick breakfast.
    All nuts are heart healthy. Making yours salt-free boosts their DASH benefits.
    Some convenience foods make your DASH diet great. Look for bagged ready-to-eat cut up veggies, like baby carrots, broccoli sprigs, lettuce, cabbage slaw, broccoli slaw, cauliflower tops, etc.
    Make your plate colorful. Add 1 - 2 cooked vegetables and a side salad with more than just greens.
    Make your coffee a latte with 8 ounces of skim milk.
    Smoothies made with skim milk, fresh fruit, and no added sugar make a fast way to maximize the DASH potential of your diet.
    Avoid: salty products, like salted nuts, prickles; butter and other high fat diary products, fatty meats, alcohol and tobacco.
  • Question:-Did anyone get good results with the DASH diet?
    If so, how did it go?

    Answer:-Studies show it has helped many people.
  • Question:-What electrolyte does the DASH diet eating plan decrease?

    Answer:-Sodium only. It is not suppossed to decrease any other one...on the contrary it is rich in all the other necessary ones because it is rich in fruits and veggies.
  • Question:-Dash Diet anyone tried it?
    I am wondering if anyone has tried the dash diet for hypertension and what they thought of it. If you could please be specific about the diet and what you ate while on it. Thanks I apperciate all your help. Oh I am going on per my Doctor's recommendation for hypertension.

    Answer:-Hypertension: The DASH Diet

    I pretty much stuck to the below and it has helped tremendously. I am also off blood pressure medications at this time. It is hard to change the way you totally eat, (it was with me) but with time and determination, it becomes the norm. I also lost 60 pounds also by eating healthy. Good luck.

    Eating more fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy foods
    Cutting back on foods that are high in saturated fat, cholesterol, and total fat
    Eating more whole grain products, fish, poultry, and nuts
    Eating less red meat and sweets
    Eating foods that are rich in magnesium, potassium, and calcium

    The DASH diet, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, is an example of such an eating plan. In studies, patients who were on the DASH diet reduced their blood pressure within two weeks. Another diet -- DASH-Sodium -- calls for reducing sodium (salt) to 1,500 mg a day (about 2/3 teaspoon). Studies of patients on the DASH-Sodium plan significantly lowered their blood pressure.

    Implementing the DASH Diet
    The DASH diet calls for a certain number of servings daily from various food groups. The number of servings you require may vary, depending on your caloric need. When beginning the diet, start slowly and make gradual changes. Consider adopting a diet plan that allows 2,400 milligrams of salt per day (about 1 teaspoon) and then once your body has adjusted to the diet further lower your salt intake to 1,500 mg per day (about 2/3 teaspoon). These amounts include all salt consumed, including that in food products, used in cooking, and added at the table.

    Here are some tips to get you started:

    Add a serving of vegetables at lunch and at dinner.
    Add a serving of fruit to your meals or as a snack. Canned and dried fruits are easy to use.
    Use only half the butter, margarine, or salad dressing, and use low-fat or fat-free condiments.
    Drink low-fat or skim dairy products three times a day.
    Limit meat to six ounces a day. Try eating some vegetarian meals.

    Add more vegetables, rice, pasta, and dry beans to your diet.
    Instead of typical snacks (chips, etc.), eat unsalted pretzels or nuts, raisins, graham crackers, low-fat and fat-free yogurt and frozen yogurt; unsalted plain popcorn with no butter, and raw vegetables.

    Read food labels carefully to choose products that are lower in sodium.

    The following is a list of food groups and suggested serving amounts for the DASH diet:

    Grains: 7-8 daily servings
    Vegetables: 4-5 daily servings
    Fruits: 4-5 daily servings
    Low-fat or fat-free dairy products: 2-3 daily servings
    Meat, poultry and fish: 2 or less daily servings
    Nuts, seeds, and dry beans: 4-5 servings per week
    Fats and oils: 2-3 daily servings
    Sweets: try to limit to less than 5 servings per week

    How Much Is a Serving?

    When you're trying to follow a healthy eating plan, it may help to know how much of a certain kind of food is considered a serving. The following table offers some examples.

    1/2 cup cooked rice or pasta
    1 slice bread
    1 cup raw vegetables or fruit
    1/2 cup cooked vegetables or fruit
    8oz. of milk
    1 teaspoon olive oil
    3 ounces cooked meat
    3 ounces tofu

    Click on the below links, they have some great information about the DASH diet.
  • Question:-Has anyone tried the DASH diet to lower blood pressure?
    i've already read about it, but i'm looking for proof that it has dramatic results. thanks!
    Great! thanks Doctor J

    Answer:-There are numerous scientific studies that have documented significant health benefits, including blood pressure lowering, with a DASH-style diet. Below are links to a few of these papers.$=relatedarticles&logdbfrom=pubmed

    Best wishes and good luck.
  • Question:-Which three (3) electrolytes does the dash diet eating plan increase?

    Answer:-potassium, magnesium, calcium
  • Question:-nuts and legumes DASH diet?
    Why does the DASH diet limit the consumption of nuts and legumes to a few times a week while allowing dairy daily? What's wrong with this picture? Legumes and nuts are supposed to be good for you!

    Answer:-Well nuts have a lot of fat..protein yes, but especially peanuts..fats if you have too many. I believe its like a limit of 30 per day.
    But legumes are great, fuck that! lol
  • Question:-who is kind enough to send me Dash Diet ( detailed ) ? for 14 days ??
    my mother is very sick , she is taking now 12.5 Dilatrend + Cozaar and she is overweight . i heard that this diet promises to reduce and imporve the quality of life for hypertensive people ?????????????????

    Answer:-Here's a site that might help

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