The DASH diet can lower your blood pressure. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. It is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products. It limits saturated fats and sweets.
Studies show that the DASH diet lowers systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Systolic blood pressure is the top number. Diastolic blood pressure is the bottom number.
For example, one of these studies put people in three groups. People were put on a typical American diet, a diet with more fruits and vegetables, or the DASH diet. Blood pressure went down the most for those on the DASH diet.
The better you follow this diet, the more your blood pressure may go down. If you have high blood pressure, you may see even greater benefits.
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