What do you eat the first 2 weeks on the DASH diet?
The 1st phase focuses on low-carb and protein-rich food for 2 weeks. You will avoid all fruit and grains. You’ll achieve this by eating non-starchy veg and lean meat. The idea is that this will “reset” your metabolism to make your body respond better to the diet’s anti-hypertension benefits.
Are eggs allowed on the DASH diet?
The DASH diet promotes low-sodium meals with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Eggs, oats, whole-wheat toast, and yogurt with fruits or veggies make up a DASH-approved breakfast.
What foods are prohibited in the DASH diet?
- Foods with added salt (sodium) and adding salt to foods.
- Sugar-sweetened beverages.
- Foods high in saturated fats, such as whole fat dairy and deep-fried foods.
- Packaged snacks, which are often high in fat, salt, and sugar.