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NutriGenie DASH Diet for Windows

"You can do a lot of things to improve your health,
but none is more important than good nutrition,
and none will do much good without it."

 

The DASH diet is based on findings from the "Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension" a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-supported study that found that elevated blood pressure levels can be reduced with an eating plan low in total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol, and rich in fruits, vegetables, and lowfat dairy products. Magnesium, potassium, calcium as well as protein and fiber are important components of the DASH diet.

Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of arteries. Blood pressure rises and falls throughout the day. But when the pressure stays elevated over time, then it's called high blood pressure or hypertension. High blood pressure is dangerous because it makes the heart work too hard and contributes to atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). It increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, the first- and third-leading causes of death among Americans. High blood pressure also can result in other conditions, such as congestive heart failure, kidney disease, and blindness.

High blood pressure affects about 50 million—or one in four—American adults. Some people are more likely to develop it than others. Also, many Americans tend to develop high blood pressure as they get older, but hypertension is not a part of healthy aging. About 60 percent of all Americans age 60 and older have high blood pressure.

The DASH diet eating pattern has been shown to substantially lower blood pressure without weight loss or reduced sodium intake. More recently, another landmark study, DASH-Sodium, has shown that a combination of the DASH diet and sodium reduction can lower blood pressure even more. This combination benefits those with and without high blood pressure.

NutriGenie DASH Diet software is one of our latest and most comprehensive nutrition software with many of NutriGenie unique technologies and analyses, such as star rating of overall diet quality where each diet is given a star rating from 1 to 5, with 1 being the lowest in quality. Our ratings take into account the latest guidelines issued in September 2002 by the Institute of Medicine, the medical division of the National Academies.

The latest guidelines establish for the first time a range of recommended amounts (Dietary Reference Intakes or DRIs) for macronutrients — proteins, fats and carbohydrates — and also include advice on how much dietary fiber and how little cholesterol or saturated fat people should strive for to maintain good health. Previous reports from the National Research Council over the last 60 years have dealt only with recommended levels (RDAs) of vitamins and minerals.

  • Database: 8,000 items plus user's own food database.
  • Analyses: RDA, calories, protein, carbohydrate, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, fiber, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, USDA Food Pyramid.
  • Features: weight log, diet history, blood pressure log, cholesterol profiler, weight control planner, weight projection, body mass index, caloric need and caloric expenditure calculators, target heart rate calculator, caloric and nutrient distribution analyzer, search and sort capabilities, NutriGenie auto menu generator. Excellent food database management utilities, personal food groups, hide and unhide foods. Personal nutrient intake goals. Descriptive analyses of daily diet for fat, vitamin and mineral contents. Star ranking of overall diet quality.
  • Requirement: screen resolution of 960 x 720 or higher.
  • Download DASH diet document published by the National Institutes of Health: dashdiet.pdf
  • Download evaluation software: ngdd78.zip. This file contains the above DASH diet document.
  • Price: $49 Promotion Price: $39! Click on Add to Cart to take advantage of this limited time offer!
  • Special offer:
    Registered users of Lower High Blood Pressure can obtain this DASH diet program for $25.
    To receive the discount, please email us for special order link.
  • DASH Diet and Lower High Blood Pressure 2-program package: $69.

 




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