Get the scoop on this popular eating plan.
As part of our Great Diet Showdown, Dr. Michael Roizen is giving us a closer look at the DASH plan to help you understand if it's right for you. The DASH Diet stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. It was originally developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in order to lower blood pressure and promote healthy bodies. As always, make sure to speak to your physician before starting a new eating plan. Read on to get the scoop!
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What to Eat
An average day on the DASH diet can include a whole wheat English muffin with cottage cheese and a banana for breakfast, you can snack on baby carrots, watermelon, and low-fat dairy, lunch can include a large heap of lettuce with chicken and tomato, for dinner you can have white beans, green beans, and shrimp, and for dessert you can have pineapple and you can snack on popcorn with olive oil. Make sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated throughout the day.