About the BookPrevious edition: Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2014.
Get on track to lower your blood pressure in just two weeks!
Almost half of all adults in the United States have high blood pressure--but many of us are not aware of it. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, has serious health implications. It is classified as a leading cause of premature death by the World Health Organization, contributing to strokes, heart attacks, heart failure, kidney failure, and even dementia. While medications are often necessary to keep blood pressure in the safe zone, a judicious dietary and lifestyle overhaul will greatly help manage your blood pressure and your overall heart health.
Written in an easy-to-follow, friendly style by three heart and nutrition experts, DASH Diet For Dummies shows you how increasing fiber, vitamins, and minerals, along with reducing your sodium intake when needed, can lower your blood pressure in just two weeks! Ranked the #1 Best Diet for Healthy Eating as well as #2 Best Diets Overall by U.S. News & World Report, the DASH Diet is specifically aimed at relieving hypertension and is endorsed by the American Heart Association, The National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute, and the Mayo Clinic--and is also proven to be effective against conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, PCOS, and more.
So, don't let hypertension scare you. Along with good medical care, the DASH diet makes lowering your blood pressure achievable - and tasty! By following the straightforward meal plans and trying out our favorite recipes in DASH Diet for Dummies, you'll set yourself on the fast, proven journey to better blood pressure - and be on your way to a healthy and heart-smart future!
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Lower your blood pressure with amazing food
Are you one of the millions of people who struggle with high blood pressure (hypertension)? Join our three distinguished authors as they walk you through the DASH diet, endorsed by the Mayo Clinic and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. You'll lower your blood pressure, reduce your cholesterol, and maybe even lose weight, all while eating delicious food. In this easy-to-follow and friendly guide, you'll also learn how to improve your fiber, vitamin, and mineral intake and reduce your sodium levels.
About the Author
Sarah Samaan, MD, is board certified in cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and echocardiography, and she blogs at BestPracticesHealthy Heartcom.
Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, freelance writer, and blogger at Chew the Facts(R), who specializes in nutrition communications.
Cindy Kleckner, RDN, LD, FAND, is a Culinary Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, author, recipe developer, and professional speaker.