High blood pressure: Avoid saturated and trans fats, sodium, red meat and sweets

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It adds: “The DASH eating plan includes whole grains, poultry, fish, and nuts, and has low amounts of fats, red meats, sweets, and sugared beverages.

“It is also high in potassium, calcium, and magnesium, as well as protein and fibre. Eating foods lower in salt and sodium also can reduce blood pressure.”

It adds: “The DASH eating plan was not designed to promote weight loss. But it is rich in low-calorie foods such as fruits and vegetables.

“You can make it lower in calories by replacing high-calorie foods with more fruits and vegetables—and that also will make it easier for you to reach your DASH eating plan goals.”

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