Sodium, as well as low intake of fruits and vegetables, may be contributing factors to developing high blood pressure.
Please visit the National Institute of Health website article below and read about DASH
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to review the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet used to help treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Check out the additional links about the DASH eating plan on the website.
Next, learn more about fruits and vegetables at the Fruits and Meggies More Matters website at: http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/ (Links to an external site.)
In your own words, address the following in your discussion response:
- Identify the foods that are emphasized and those to limit in the DASH diet. Also, list the key nutrients associated with lowering blood pressure.
- Discuss what changes you would have to make in your diet if you were to follow the DASH diet guidelines.
- Discuss whether you are meeting the recommendations for the amount AND the variety of fruits and vegetables Explain why you may not be meeting the recommendations.
- Give some specific examples of realistic ways you could improve your fruit and vegetable consumption based on the website.