My GP keeps pressuring me to start the DASH diet in order to lower my blood pressure through diet. I am currently on BP meds that keeps my range 130/80 -ish.
This diet seems like it would be an absolute disaster for a carb intolerant fella like myself. Not only that but the protein intake seems low if I want to keep my hard earned muscles. All around, this approach seems ill advised.
I understand that there is research that shows that it lowers BP, but that is really only one factor in this equation. I have struggled with obesity since I was a junior in college, but I have always had high BP (even in High school). Even after I get my weight under control, I dont expect my blood pressure to return to normal.
what are the general thoughts about this diet? I am meeting with him tomorrow and would like to have a sane conversation with him about the pro’s and con’s without being steam rolled. Is the research on this diet as sound as he is making it out to be?