DASH Diet

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Nonfood Factors

The program uses your current activity level to help you determine how many calories you need, and then helps you figure out how to change your diet to meet the DASH requirements. The online guide has meal options for two different sodium levels.

Is This Diet Vegetarian-Friendly?

Yes. The DASH program is rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

Eating Out

Ask for your meals to be prepared without salt when you eat out. Avoid soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, most salad dressings, and olives. Ask to have the salt shaker removed from the table.

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