DASH Eating Plan Print
Research has found that diet affects the development of high blood pressure, or hypertension (the medical term). Recently, two studies showed that blood pressure can be lowered by following a particular eating plan—called the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan—and reducing the amount of sodium consumed.
While each step alone lowers blood pressure, the combination of the eating plan and a reduced sodium intake gives the biggest benefit and may help prevent the development of high blood pressure.
DASH Eating Plan (US National Institute of Health)