DASH Diet
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Louise_WebMD_Staff posted:
A diet designed to help lower blood pressure may also boost brainpower.A new study shows the DASH diet in combination with regular exercise improved mental activity by 30% in overweight adults compared with those who didn?t diet or exercise. The DASH diet was developed by the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension study and emphasizes low-fat dairy products and low-cholesterol foods as well as carbohydrates and fruits and vegetables .
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rubystar2 responded:
My son has mild hypertension and the DASH diet was suggested to him by his doctor. It has worked pretty well for him. Thanks for bringing this diet to people's attention. I don't usually hear to much about it.
 
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All_is_One responded:
There are no true end-all-be-all diets out there EXCEPT to eat completely healthy by consuming the perfect ratio of carbs, proteins, and fats. I don't know those numbers exactly and they vary based on each individual and also lifestyle, but for everyone its vital to get good amounts of fiber from beans and dark leafy vegetables. Also eating mostly fruits and vegetables is absolutely necessary.

EAT:

vegetables like: soy (very good for you), brocolli, potatoes (or sweet potatoes), all kinds of beans, nuts, any veggie thats dark green and leafy

eat fruits with a variety of color. Apples, oranges, bananas, kiwi, peaches, tomatoes, etc.

for meat eaters, go fish! But eat it only a few times a week because it could have high mercury content in it.

DON'T EAT:

food with a high trans or saturated fat content
food with a high salt content
food with a high cholesterol content
beef, pork, chicken, turkey (these are okay about 2 times a week, but it must be lean and the correct portion which is the size of your fist) Personally, I wouldn't even eat pork, chicken, or turkey.

most of these foods have very little nutritional value.