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DASH Diet: 8 Simple Steps on Your Diet to Lower Blood Pressure and Improve Heart Functions

Written by
Dr. Saumya Mittal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Apr 13, 2017 and last reviewed on Sep 07, 2018   -  2 min read



The DASH diet is a simple diet to follow. It has a host of health benefits. This article explains how to follow DASH diet lucidly.

DASH Diet: 8 Simple Steps on Your Diet to Lower Blood Pressure and Improve Heart Functions

The DASH diet helps lower blood pressure and improves your lipid profile and therefore is in favour of your heart. It would also help you lose weight, something that many people in the modern era strive for, yet only few attain. Even if you do not have these conditions, the diet is not only worth a look but suitable for following regularly. It is not just a diet pattern; it’s a way of life.

It includes the following 8 simple steps:

As one can see, this pattern of diet is not tough to follow. In fact it allows a certain level of flexibility by allowing you to choose the food items you like. There is no 'strict no' in this plan of diet. Maintain a food diary where you record your goals daily. And start making those small changes. Depending on your body type, general activity and other associated medical conditions, the changes can vary. But you will sure to notice an improvement.


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Dr. Saumya Mittal

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