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The DASH diet action plan : proven to lower blood pressure and cholesterol without medication
1st Life & Style ed.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Grand Central Life & Style, 2011, c2007.
Physical Description:
220 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Conquering hypertension and heart disease -- Your personal DASH diet design -- 28 days of DASH menus -- Menu guide : DASH meals away from home -- DASH your way to weight loss -- Exercise your right to lower blood pressure -- Other health concerns -- Lifestyle changes to help lower blood pressure -- A healthy mix of fats, proteins, and carbs -- Minerals that help lower blood pressure -- Deciphering food labels -- Vegetables for picky eaters -- Super-fast DASH dining -- Dash tracks, keeping track -- The DASH kitchen makeover -- Fabulous recipes for the DASH to success -- Appendix A. Calories and fat for meat and poultry -- Appendix B. Omega-3 fatty acid content for fish and seafood -- Appendix C. Serving sizes.
Explains an approach to weight-loss that also lowers blood pressure and cholesterol without the use of medication, describing the "DASH" diet, which combines exercise with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low and nonfat dairy, lean meats, fish, poultry, beans, and nuts, and providing twenty-eight days of two-thousand-calorie DASH menus and tips on dining away from home.


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Book 616.132 HEL 0 1
Book 616.132 HEL 0 1

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New York Times bestselling author Marla Heller shares a revolutionary new DASH diet plan, proven to boost weight loss and lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels through 28 days of healthy meal plans.

Finally, the #1 ranked Dash diet is popularized and user-friendly. Unlike any diet before it, DASH, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, came out of groundbreaking NIH-funded research. Now, Marla Heller, MS, RD, who was trained by one of the primary architects of the DASH diet and is herself the leading dietician putting DASH into action for over ten years, shares the secret to making the diet easy and accessible, in The Dash Diet Action Plan.
Rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat and nonfat dairy, lean meats, fish, beans, and nuts, Dash is grounded in healthy eating principles that lower blood pressure; reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer; and support reaching and maintaining a healthy weight.

No diet has a medical pedigree like DASH, and this book is a simple, actionable plan that can fit seamlessly into everyone's life and lifestyle. It includes:
28 days of meal plans at different calorie ranges Simple tools to help you personalize a Dash Diet Action Plan for guaranteed success DASH-friendly recipes and shopping lists Tips for eating on-the-run Advice on healthy weight loss and exercise for every lifestyle. Now, you can revolutionize your health and change your life- without medication.

Author Notes

Marla Heller received a Master of Science degree in human nutrition and dietetics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a registered dietitian and author. Her books include The DASH Diet Action Plan, The DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution, The Everyday DASH Diet Cookbook, and The DASH Diet Younger You.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

Originally self-published in 2002, the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is based on studies conducted by the National Institutes of Health. Dietician Heller here presents a diet plan that will help readers who suffer from hypertension, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes. Her plan supports the now-standard precept that eating a variety of good food-especially fruits, vegetables, and whole grains-plus adhering to a regular exercise program will result in weight loss, which, in turn, will benefit one's arteries and improve one's metabolism. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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