DASH Social Media Resources
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DASH Eating Plan: Getting Started
1) Assess where you are now.
2) Discuss medication with your doctor.
3) Make DASH a part of a healthy lifestyle.
4) Adapt DASH for everyone in the family.
5) Judge success across several days, not just one.
DASH Eating Plan: Tips to Keep on Track
1) Ask yourself why you off track.
2) Don't worry about a slip.
3) See if you tried to change too much at once.
4) Break the process down into small steps.
5) Write down goals and track progress.
6) Celebrate success!
Tips for Reducing Calories
1) Reduce meat and increase fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and cooked dry beans.
2) Snack on fruits and vegetables instead of sweets or chips.
3) Choose water or seltzer water instead of soda or juice.
4) Use herbs instead of extra condiments.
5) Keep a bowl of fruit on the kitchen counter.
Tips to Make Moving More Part of Your Everyday Life
1) set a schedule
2) Build activities into your day
3) Move for a short time a few times a day
4) Ask a friend of family member to join
5) Do what you love
Why is Potassium Important?
Potassium is a vital mineral that keeps your body functioning properly and keeps blood pressure levels healthy
Understanding the Nutritional Label: Serving Size
A serving size is the amount that people typically eat or drink. All of the information on the label, including the number of calories, is for one serving. A serving size is not recommendation for how much you should eat or drink.
Understanding the Nutritional Label: Calories
Calories are the measurement for how much energy your body gets from each serving. Nutrition labels are based on a daily diet of 2,000 calories, but you may need more or less depending on factors such as age and physical activity level. The number of servings you consume determines the number of calories you eat. For example, eating two servings of this product would be 560 calories.
Understand the Nutritional Label: Nutrients
The label shows key nutrients that are in foods and drinks. Choose foods with more dietary fiber, vitamin D, calcium, iron, and potassium. Choose foods with less sugars, saturated fat, and added sugars.
Understanding the Nutritional Label: Percent (%) Daily Value
This compares how much of a nutrient is in one serving of food to how much of that nutrient you need or should not exceed in a day. This is based on a daily diet of 2,000 calories.
The DASH Eating Plan, which is proven to help lower high blood pressure, can be adapted to fit many different lifestyles. Find tips to get started: www.nhlbi.nih.gov/DASH