Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet

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The DASH Diet or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet is a healthy eating plan rather than a weight loss diet that aims to prevent or reduce high blood pressure.[1][2]

The DASH Diet recommended foods include higg or reasonably high levels of potassium, magnesium, and calcium such as fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, whole grain foods, fish, poultry, beans, seeds, and nuts. The DASH Diet also involves limiting the amount of salt and sodium, added sugars, sweets, saturated fats, and red meats that are consumed.[1][2]

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There are no clinical trials reporting the effects of the DASH Diet on people with ME/CFS.

A number of studies by the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) have found that the DASH diet reduces hypertension (high blood pressure), reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol in the blood and increases levels of "good" cholesterol.[1] However, in comparison to the general population, it is not particularly common for patients with ME/CFS to have high blood pressure or cholesterol ranges outside the recommended range.[3][4]

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