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High Blood Pressure? Have a DASH of Spark

There's More to it than Your Sodium Intake


6/9/2016 1:38:29 AM

DLWHATLEY70's SparkPage
I am extremely lactose intolerant. What can I use in place of the dairy servings? I've discovered the coconut milk yogurts, but it's not technically a dairy. I also drink almond milk. Do these satisfy my calcium intake?
4/4/2016 7:14:03 PM

My DS has been diagnosed with High Blood Pressure. This will make an excellent plan for all of us to follow! Great article.

Thanks SparkPeople!!
7/30/2015 7:23:36 AM

"DASH"a really wonderful article on DASH diet. Thanks. Hope this will help you and your other readers.
11/19/2014 12:10:24 PM

I really liked this article and seems like very smart choices on food i already love. I am going to give this a try.
8/18/2014 6:57:44 AM

LJKSHS's SparkPage
Reading this now and thinking I would like to give this plan a try...sounds like it might help with my life style & help me lose a few lbs.
Thanks for posting it...
12/14/2013 4:13:07 PM

I would prefer to see vegetarian protein sources stand out more instead of including with nuts & seeds and dried beans detail. They should at least be given equal billing with meat based protein sources.
10/27/2013 1:04:05 AM

Please come join our DASH SparkTeam!
8/27/2013 5:42:33 PM

BLKLILY's SparkPage
It would have been nice to see what a typical day's meal(breakfast, lunch, dinner & snack) could look like using the foods listed above; otherwise great article.
8/11/2013 7:53:03 PM

MALBLUE's SparkPage
Good article. I have been reading up on the Dash diet and was starting to plan and track using their guidelines, but this month have been exploring the Sparkpeople site and trackers. I think both plans have similar concepts, since they are based on well rounded nutrition and finding the right balance of nutrients (as opposed to focusing on carbs or fat or protein).

I find planning and tracking meals can be quite time consuming. Does it get easier? Is it best to concentrate on the DASH diet, SparkPeople or to use both?

I guess the easiest way would be to just follow a meal plan from one or the other, but I like to change things around from their menus. Many great sounding meals on these plans though!

6/1/2013 7:34:06 PM

I have read several books on the DASH diet...I have even followed it for a couple of days and found that even my blood sugars stabilized. My doctor was very happy about that. I would recommend this to all who suffer from high BP and diabetes.
3/24/2013 10:55:33 PM

Thanks for this article. How do I save this? I usually e- mail articles to my son's e- mail so I can print the article and read it over again but there's not even an option to do that.
2/5/2013 4:54:05 PM

This is a great article! Thanks for all the pointers for lowering hypertension,
I would never have known some of these things without this information.
Thanks Becky for posting this!
9/29/2012 7:07:06 PM

BRIDEATH's SparkPage
Wow! Such a great and informative article! Just what I was looking for. Sparkpeople you never disappoint!
9/21/2012 9:10:55 PM

Great article! Thank you for this information! Several people I can pass it along too!
9/21/2012 4:11:52 PM

Great article and I too would have liked more info on the reason minerals affect high blood pressure.

FFLYER Thank you thank you thank you. I've actually been hurt so much with the blood pressure cuff I'm made them take it off. I had no idea it was my Grandma Batwings causing the problem.

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