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Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure With DASH —
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NHLBI Health Information Center
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
Phone: 301-592-8573
TTY: 240-629-3255
Fax: 301-592-8563

NHLBI Heart Health
Information Line
1-800-575-WELL

Provides toll-free recorded messages.

Provides information on the prevention and treatment of heart disease and offers publications on heart health and heart disease.

Also, check out these online resources:

General Health Information

NHLBI Web site: www.nhlbi.nih.gov
DHHS Web site: www.healthfinder.gov
Health Topics A­Z Index: www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/

Your Guide To Better Health Series

Your Guide Homepage: http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/yourguide featuring:

  • Your Guide to Lowering High Blood Pressure With DASH
  • Your Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol With TLC
  • Your Guide to Physical Activity

Nutrition

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 and A Healthier You: www.healthierus.gov/dietaryguidelines/
How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label: www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/foodlab.html
MyPyramid and other nutrition information: www.mypyramid.gov and www.nutrition.gov

Physical Activity

The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports: www.fitness.gov
Exercise: A Guide from NIA: http://www.niapublications.org/exercisebook/exerciseguidecomplete.pdf

Weight

Aim for a Healthy Weight: http://healthyweight.nhlbi.nih.gov.

Menus and recipes were analyzed using the Minnesota Nutrition Data System software—Food Data Base version NDS-R 2005— developed by the Nutrition Coordinating Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in to view and print the PDF files.


Contents

Introduction

What Is High Blood Pressure?

What Is the DASH Eating Plan?
- How Do I Make the DASH?
- How Can I Get Started on the DASH Eating Plan?

A Week With the DASH Eating Plan

Recipes for Heart Health

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