The DASH diet, or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, was developed by the US National Institute of Health. This diet remains a leader in reducing the risk of cancer, stroke, heart disease, kidney stones, and diabetes. It has been proven a successful diet for losing weight and improving health.
This diet emphasizes fruits and vegetables, beans and nuts, whole grains, fish and poultry, and low-fat and non-fat dairy. It recommends avoiding processed foods, foods high in saturated fat, and tropical oils that include coconut, palm kernel, and palm oil, as well as reducing sugar and limiting sodium intake. One should limit the amount of cheese placed on your meal, whether curated or build-your-own, and avoid steak and bacon for an alternative protein choice of chicken or tofu.
CoreLife Eatery options for the DASH diet are limitless. Here are the foods and dressings you may want to avoid:
- Greek yogurt caesar
- Greek yogurt blue cheese
- Tomato basil soup
- Broccoli cheddar soup