Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) is a high nutrition, low sodium dietary regimen which emphasizes whole and nutrient rich (i.e., potassium, calcium, magnesium, fiber) foods including fresh produce, lean proteins, and whole grains. In addition to helping alleviate high blood pressure, the DASH Diet may help lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which can contribute to heart disease.
Check the Sample DASH Diet at the Mayo Clinic link below:
The Mediterranean Diet is similar to the DASH Diet, with lots of focus on vegetables, but is less specific. It is plant based, not meat based; meals are created focused on vegetables, fruit, herbs, nuts, beans, and whole grains. Healthy, unsaturated fats are highly encouraged. Always be sure to speak with your healthcare provider to ensure specific diet changes are recommended for your condition.
Links for more information on the Mediterranean Diet
The Renal Diet from New York-Presbyterian Hospital is a guide for those with kidney disease who were advised by their provider to monitor their intake of potassium, phosphorus, certain proteins, and sodium.