February is National Heart Month – DASH Diet

February is National Heart Month – DASH Diet

The DASH Diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is a heart healthy diet backed by the American Heart Association, the NIH, and other organizations and recommended to help improve blood pressure and heart health. The diet emphasizes fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy products, whole grain breads, and lean meats while moderating sodium intake.

If you’re trying to improve your heart health, try following the DASH diet yourself! It’s a healthy eating plan and is a healthy eating plan for every member of your family.

For a downloadable booklet with information on the DASH diet from the National Institutes of Health, check out this link.