Registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin discusses a diet that is recommended by the US Department of Agriculture and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute as an ideal eating plan for all Americans. It's called the DASH Diet, which stands for "Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension."
The diet includes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy, lean meats, fish, poultry, and nuts and beans. It includes only limited sugar-sweetened foods and beverages, red meat and added fats. Franklin talks about how to begin following the DASH Diet eating plan. More information is available from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
Also this week: the role of emergency physicians in preventing opioid overdose, and an overview of otolaryngology.
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