High Blood Pressure (DASH) diet
The DASH diet stands for “Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension”. It was developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help people control their blood pressure through food choices.
This diet promotes vegetables, fruits and whole grains. It discourages intake of salty foods, sugars and saturated fats like red meat and full fat dairy. It recommends a total calorie limit based on age, gender and activity.
Key is limiting our sodium intake. Aim for no more than 1500 mg or 2300 mg a day depending on if you have high blood pressure.