The Complete DASH Diet Cookbook: 250 Recipes To Lose Weight And Lower Your Blood Pressure To Become Healthier (Hardcover)
Are you looking for easy and tasty recipes to lower your blood pressure and become healthier?
If yes, then keep reading
Out of every chronic condition in the world, high blood pressure is ranked as the most common. One in eight people who die each year succumbs to symptoms of high blood pressure or hypertension.
Now, medications and other types of treatments are of great help.
But since the major cause of hypertension stems from the kinds of foods we consume, it only makes sense that we follow the wise words of Hippocrates:
"Let ... medicine be the food "
The DASH diet has been named the number 1 diet for the past six years and it's recommended by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
What are the origins of this diet?
In 1992, six medical institutes were involved in a study with the goal to figure out how our particular eating patterns, for better or worse, affect our blood pressure.
The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) study was carried out mainly on foods available at local grocery stores and had three experimental groups:
- The first group had to consume mainly fruits and vegetables. They were also allowed the usual American diet. This includes foods high in fat and protein, but low in fiber, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. By doing so, even though this group had levels of potassium and magnesium equal to that of about 75% of Americans, their fiber consumption was pretty high because of the veggies and fruits.
- The second group was told to eat in line with the DASH diet. Like the first group, they were to consume high proportions of vegetables and fruits. Group two had high magnesium, potassium, calcium, and fiber content. Their diet consisted mainly of whole grains, fish, nuts, and, of course, fruits and veggies.
- The third group was the control of the experiment. Group 3 was to follow the typical U.S. diet. This diet was rich in protein and fat but low in fiber, magnesium, calcium, and potassium.
The result was that people in the second group managed to reduce blood pressure and to become healthier.
Are you wondering if this book is for you?
This book is best for:
- Beginners who want to get started with the DASH diet
- People that want to manage hypertension while still enjoying delicious food
- A gift for healthy-lifestyle lovers
In this book you'll discover:
- Origins and basics of this diet
- Why it is useful and how you can take the most out of it
- 250 recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner
- BONUS: Tasty recipes for snacks and desserts
Are you ready to become healthier with 250 tasty and easy recipes?