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!
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.
Say cheese! And milk and yogurt…your goal is 2-3 servings of these calcium and protein-rich foods each day.
Looking for magnesium and fiber? Look no further than beans, legumes and nuts. Try black beans, almonds and peanuts.
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