What do potassium, calcium, magnesium, protein and fiber have in common?

They’re all nutrients that can help to lower blood pressure and are key features of the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). DASH is a well-researched eating plan that focuses on eating more fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy foods because they are rich sources of important nutrients.

The health benefits don’t stop there though; calcium, magnesium and protein are also crucial for building and maintaining strong bones. So do your heart and bones a favor and start incorporating DASH principles into your diet today!

  1. Aim to eat 7-8 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Sounds like a lot? Go slowly. Start by adding just one more fruit and one more vegetable to your diet.

  2. Say cheese! And milk and yogurt…your goal is 2-3 servings of these calcium and protein-rich foods each day.

  3. Looking for magnesium and fiber? Look no further than beans, legumes and nuts. Try black beans, almonds and peanuts.

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