According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is defined as having a blood pressure at or above 130/80 mmHg, which is a risk for heart disease and stroke. Along with reducing your stress, one way to reduce high blood pressure is through your diet. The DASH diet, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, focuses on foods rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium, fiber, and protein and low in saturated fat and sodium.
But there is another benefit to following the DASH diet. Research published in 2021 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows that the DASH diet can also help reduce inflammation.
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