The DASH Diet

Diana Steele, BSc, RD, discusses how the DASH diet works for weight loss.

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Diana Steele, BSc, RD, discusses how the DASH diet works for weight loss.
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Featuring Diana Steele, BSc, RD

Duration: 1 minute

If you've been diagnosed with high blood pressure or hypertension, it's important to follow the DASH diet.

This is the dietary approaches to stop high blood pressure. This diet is high in potassium, magnesium and calcium, low in sodium, saturated and trans fats, and higher in omega 3 fats. In order to do this, you want to try and add more whole grains, so choosing whole grain bread, whole grain pasta, and brown rice, and some alternative grains such as quinoa and millet.

You can also add more fruits and vegetables for potassium: tomatoes, bananas and oranges are great sources of potassium. Lowering your sodium intake by getting rid of the salt shaker and choosing low sodium items is a good choice as well, and having more vegetarian meals to replace some of those high fat meat meals is a good option.

For more information on the DASH diet, contact your local registered dietitian.

Presenter: Ms. Diana Steele, Registered Dietitian, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Registered Dietitian

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.