If you’re not eating lots of fruits and vegetables (fresh, frozen, canned or dried), small amounts of lean protein, whole grains, breads and cereals, fish about twice a week and a daily good source of calcium, you could be heading toward type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease.
The DASH eating approach has been proven to prevent and help treat those conditions. It’s a healthy way to eat for everyone over the age of 2. Because the diet plan is made up of nutrient-dense foods, you get lots of yummy food for a modest amount of calories. That makes weight control easier, too. This nutrition tip is from Dr. Kathryn Kolasa, registered dietitian and professor of family medicine at the Brody School of Medicine.