The DASH diet, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, aims to decrease blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease. It focuses on a low-sodium eating plan emphasizing whole grains, legumes and beans, low-sugar fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products. It also includes fish and lean meats, and a small quantity of nuts and seeds a few times per week.
This 1,500-calorie sample menu contains flavorful, easy to make recipes that are low in sodium. Bonus: You don’t have to give up dessert.