- Be fruitful and veggie-licious! Fruits and veggies are low in sodium and naturally low in calories.
- Go nuts. Just a TBS or two is quite satisfying. Try replacing crackers and chips with a little heart-healthy fat and source of protein.
- Get the skinny on the cow. Low fat is the way to go to cut back on fats and calories. And know that fats are not all equal. You are better off with some heart-healthy fats from olive oil, avocados and coconut. As long as you don’t overdo it. (Animal fats aren’t so healthy – these are the fats found in your milk, cream and cheese.)
- Find your new low in sodium, fat and sat fats. Stay in top top shape by reducing your total fats – keep it to a heart-healthy minimal . Limit your sat fat intake. Keep your sodium to 2300 mg per day or less!
- Practice portion control. Eating responsibly can save you calories and unhealthy weight gain. Keep your meals and snacks within the suggested serving sizes. Check out myplate.com
For more information on DASH and how it can benefit you and your family, visit:dashdiet.org