Hey Readers! How are you doing? Feeling Healthy and Happy? In my previous article on hyper tension I mentioned DASH diet. We couldn’t have a big discussion on it. So I don’t want to leave you all in curiosity. So Today’s topic is DASH diet. As you all know DASH diet is Dietary Approaches to solve Hyper Tension. It reduces the risk of depression in addition to lowering blood pressure. Let me tell you something really interesting, It has been ranked as 8th best diet according to US News & World. Originally, it was designed for lowering blood pressure but it proved to be really effective for weight loss. It also helps in lowering cholesterol, managing or preventing diabetes. One thing I want you to make the habit of, asking why? So today your question should be why it is the 8th best diet in the world?
The diet got designed when researchers noticed so many people having problem of hyper tension. It was noticed that the problem was less in people consuming plant based diet. Researchers decided to design a diet plan with liberal amount of nutrients that can save people from high blood pressure and its consequences. Outcome produced is the world’s 8th best diet “DASh diet”. One of the main reason that people would be benefitted by it is the reduced salt intake in this diet. Lower salt means people eat no more than 1500 mg of sodium.
People who read my previous blog already know it but for those who didn’t it is a force that occurs on blood vessels and organs on passage of blood. It is of two types:-
Normal Systolic Pressure is 120 mm Hg and Normal Diastolic Pressure is 80 mm Hg. Dash diet intake showed highly impressive results in people having high blood pressure decreasing it to 11 points and for normal one, it got decreased to 3 points. So summarizing, I can say that it is a do follow for people with higher blood pressure. It effectively lowers blood pressure.
People having high blood pressure are advised to lose weight too. So is it effective in that? It is said that more you weigh, more you are stressed about it. People in Dash diet are told to take a fewer calorie than they were taking. It means they have controlled calorie. DASH diet cuts off fat, sugar and its autonomous output is reduced weight and calorie. So eating fewer calories because of DASH diet helps in Weight Loss.
It is a question you should always ask. Is this diet plan workable for me? According to our Dieticians It reduces Salt intake which of course benefits people with High Blood Pressure but is not much beneficial for people with normal blood pressure. Eating too little salt can result in heart disease, insulin resistance and fluid retention. You should lower your salt intake as It is observed that people eat food rich in salt but don’t cut-it-off from diet. Eat 5-6 grams salt a day.
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