DASH Diet

Angie Szumlinski Health

Post-pandemic, everyone is dieting; we hear things like “I caught the 19,” meaning pounds not the virus! Yes, as we hunkered down and tried to stay sane, many of us turned to comfort foods, good wine, pizza, and anything that could be delivered to our doorsteps. Now we face the challenge of reintroducing healthy eating to our lifestyles.

You may not need to “diet” to get back into a healthy lifestyle but maybe make changes to what we are currently doing. My grandmother always said, “don’t salt until you taste,” and in fact she didn’t have a saltshaker on the dinner table. New evidence supports this theory, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology published the results of a study on Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH)-Sodium trial.

I’m not a dietitian and definitely not an expert on nutrition and sodium intake however, if making some subtle changes to our diets can result in living a longer, healthier life, why not give it a try? As with everything we have learned from the pandemic, change is good for the soul and although some change is difficult, what better investment can you make than in your health!

Stay well, stay informed and stay tuned!