DASH for Weight Loss: An Easy-to-Follow Plan for Losing Weight, Increasing Energy, and Lowering Blood Pressure (A DASH Diet Plan)
The original DASH diet plan (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) was developed to lower blood pressure without medication. Since then, numerous studies have shown that the DASH diet reduces the risk of many diseases, including some kinds of cancer, stroke, heart disease, heart failure, kidney stones, and diabetes. It has been proven to be an effective way to lose weight and become healthier at the same time.
Beginning with an easy-to-read, non-scientific explanation of DASH and its benefits, DASH for Weight Loss is a comprehensive plan that includes menus, recipes, exercise prescriptions, weight-loss tools, and all the need-to-know information for setting up a DASH kitchen and getting started right away. The book will teach followers how they can adapt DASH to gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and dairy-free eating styles, and will include resources like substitution lists, a grain cooking guide, and basic vegetable cooking charts.
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Pumpkin Pie Snack Bars
Strawberry Orange Beet Smoothie
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Beets are an amazing addition to your diet because they are packed full of nutrients and deliver a one-two punch of blood-pressure-lowering nutrients. Beets are rich in nitrates, which the body converts into nitric oxide, a compound that relaxes and dilates blood vessels, which means better circulation and lower blood pressure. They are also high in folate and phytochemicals, nutrients that keep levels of homocysteine in check. Vibrant, sweet, and filling, this nutrient rich smoothie is full of protein, vitamin C, calcium, and healthy omega-3 fats making it a quick and easy breakfast for weight loss and heart health. Prepare your taste buds for a unique and distinctively delicious tasting smoothie!
To the container of a high-speed blender, add the almond milk and hemp seeds and blend on low for 20 to 30 seconds.Next add the honey, vanilla extract, Greek yogurt, strawberries, orange, beets and ice.Blend until thick and creamy.Serve immediately.
¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
1 teaspoon honey
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
½ cup each frozen strawberries and navel orange, peeled, quartered, frozen
½ cup cooked beets (if using canned, use no salt added beets)
3 to 4 ice cubes
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