DASHing Your Way to Improved Health

Date of Publication
July 7, 2021
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Learn how to manage high blood pressure through the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH). This one-hour course will help you understand the basics of healthy eating patterns so you can make changes to the foods you eat to help lower your blood pressure.

Course Information

High blood pressure can be managed through food, physical activity, and learning how to incorporate some basic practices into your lifestyle. Through this one hour course, you will learn the basics of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension eating plan and how these small incorporations into your everyday lifestyle will help to lower blood pressure.

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, commonly known as the DASH, was created as part of a healthy eating pattern study focused on finding patterns that reduce high blood pressure and hypertension.

The DASH eating plan follows the basics of any healthy eating pattern, specifically focusing on limiting sodium, saturated fat, and incorporating foods that can help lower blood pressure such as vegetables, fruits, low-fat dairy, high fiber, and lean protein food sources.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the DASH eating pattern
  • List the health benefits of the DASH eating plan as it relates to hypertension
  • Describe the food choices consistently found with the DASH eating plan
  • Discuss lifestyle changes associated with improved blood pressure

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