The role of dietary approaches to stop hypertension (DASH Diet) on patients with high blood pressure
Keywords:Hypertension, DASH diet, Healthy dietary guidelines
At the present, the incidence of hypertension is increasing rapidly and continuously. This can be treated by several processes including the adjustment of dietary intake behavior. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH diet) has a potential to prevent and control hypertension by consumption of foods rich in potassium, calcium, and magnesium, such as those that prevent endothelia dysfunction and promote endothelial or smooth muscle relaxation. The DASH diet recommends high consumption of vegetables and fruits, lean meat, low-fat dairy products, whole grains, and nuts. Furthermore, the reduction of sodium intake from seasoning, processed and fermented foods, but should also be concerned with non-salty sodium, which contains food products such as sodium nitrite, sodium benzoate, and sodium bicarbonate. The following DASH diet guidelines and consumption of behavior adaptation could reduce the number of hypertension patients and reduce the risk of complications from hypertension as well.
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