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What are the DASH diet books about?

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The DASH diet books include meal plans, recipes and shopping lists for people following a diet based on the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension research funded by the National Institutes of Health. The DASH diet is rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy products. It limits the consumption of sodium, red meats, sweets and sweetened beverages.

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As of 2014, there are two books in the series and a complementary cookbook for people following the DASH diet. The first book, "The DASH Diet Action Plan," offers tips for following the diet, exercising to reduce blood pressure and preparing foods that comply with DASH diet guidelines. "The Dash Diet Weight Loss Solution" focuses on following the principles of the DASH diet to boost the metabolism and reduce waist size.

The author of the series, Marla Heller, is a registered dietitian with experience working as a dietitian for the U.S. Department of Human Services and the U.S. Navy. She wrote the DASH diet books to increase awareness of the diet and make it easier to follow the DASH eating plan. Heller wrote "The Everyday DASH Diet Cookbook" in conjunction with cookbook writer Rick Rodgers. The book contains recipes for breakfast dishes, soups, main dishes, salads, desserts and side dishes.

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