1. DASH Diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension)
The aim of the DASH diet is to prevent and lower high blood pressure by focusing on foods high in potassium, calcium, fiber and protein that promote heart health while cutting back on foods high in sodium. Some of these foods include fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, low fat dairy, whole grains and heart healthy fats. The diet also promotes making gradual changes to your diet, eating foods in moderation and encourages exercise, all of which is important for weight management. For more information of the DASH diet check out this link from the National Health Institute.
2. Mediterranean Diet
The Mediterranean diet is another diet that aims to improve your health and prevent chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. The foods recommended are similar to the foods consumed by those living in countries near the Mediterranean Sea. These folks have been found to live longer and suffer less from chronic disease. The diet is high in produce, whole grains, beans, nuts, and seafood, moderate in eggs, dairy and poultry and low in sweets and red meat. For more information and recipes check out this website .
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