July 25, 2006

What is DASH?

I have mentioned this a few times and thought I would share what it is for anyone interested. DASH stands for Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension and it is a breakthrough nutrition based prescription that really works. I picked up a book on it and have started shaping what my hubby eats around it. Here is a basic free download that gives you what you need to get started. Here is what a typical day's requirement entails for him...

D.A.S.H. for Dan

Breakfast

2-Fruits

1-Dairy

2-Grains


Lunch

2-Vegetables

1-Fruit

1-Dairy

2-Grains

1-Meat


Dinner

3-Vegetables

1-Fruit

1-Dairy

2-Grains

1-Meat


Snacks

1-Grain

½-Nuts/Seeds

All of this is with as little salt as possible and as much potassium as possible. It is quite effective when followed to the letter. He is NEVER hungry and feels better than he has felt in years on it. My diet is shaped a bit differently. I am eating for Perimenopause and a few other health issues. My diet is much more plant based - more vegetarian in nature with a little fish and chicken thrown in from time to time. I can share more on that at another time.

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