DASH Diet Cookbook - Tonya Reyes

DASH Diet Cookbook

By Tonya Reyes

  • Release Date: 2012-02-20
  • Book Genre: Health & Fitness
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DASH Diet Cookbook by Tonya Reyes

Designed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, It's a diet aimed at preventing and lowering high blood pressure by eating healthy. It emphasizes a lot of the foods we've long been told to eat, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy. Those foods contain nutrients like potassium, calcium, protein, and fiber, which are key for fighting blood pressure - and can help trim waistlines too. DASH also ranked first as the best diet for healthy eating and people with diabetes.
One of the main characteristics of the DASH diet is consumption of low sodium and this feature resolves so many associated ailments other than lowering the blood pressure alone. It improves the markers of bone mineral loss and boosts up the calcium build-up in the bone.
The DASH diet can offer protection against osteoporosis, cancer, stroke and diabetes. The diet is actually replete with nutrients (calcium, magnesium and potassium) that are associated with improved insulin sensitivity, so the risk of diabetes is reduced in those who follow the DASH lifestyle.
DASH is not a weight loss program but a low-fat, low-sodium, low-cholesterol and low-calorie oriented diet, so it is not surprising that it results in effective weight reductions and thus can be a great weight loss diet regimen.
Standard DASH diet: you can consume up to 2300 milligrams (mg) of sodium a day.
Lower sodium DASH diet: you can consume up to 1500 mg of sodium a day.
Both versions of the DASH diet are naturally low in sodium. So just by following the DASH diet you are likely to reduce your sodium in your diet compared with what you might get in a more traditional diet which can amount to a whooping 3500 mg of sodium a day or more.
In this book you will find 200 Quick, Simple and Delicious DASH Diet friendly Recipes.

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  • Dash diet cookbook

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    By Omama12
    Don't waste your money on this. It does not tell you how many servings each recipe makes therefore the nutrients and calories per serving are useless.
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    By Snac pac
    After having already read the dash diet book and buying tis recipe book it doesnt stick to the diet really well. There are alot of high calorie high fat recipes alot of rice recipes and all the recipes say the serving size is one serving? What does that mean?.

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