Part of managing your risk factors is by eating a well-balanced diet such as the DASH plan (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). This diet reduces the amount of sodium that you consume to 1500–2400 milligrams a day. Help cut back on your salt intake by reading food labels, not having salt on your table, and adding very little salt when you cook.

Follow-up Appointment
It is important to follow-up with your Stroke Neurologist as well as any other recommended physicians.
Your doctors will continue to monitor your risk factors and progress.

The DASH Diet

GRAINS

6-8 Servings Daily
Whole grain bread, cereals, brown rice

vegetables

VEGETABLES

4-5 servings daily
Broccoli, greens, peppers

basket of fruit

FRUITS

4-5 servings daily
Berries, apples, citrus

dairy

FAT FREE OR LOW FAT MILK PRODUCTS

4-5 servings daily
Skim milk, low fat cottage cheese

lean meats, poultry & fish

LEAN MEATS, POULTRY & FISH

6 ounces daily
Salmon, skinless poultry

nuts, legumes and seeds

NUTS, LEGUMES & SEEDS

4-5 servings daily
Almonds, sunflower seeds

fats and oils

FATS & OILS

2-3 servings daily
Olive oil, avocado

sweets

 

SWEETS & ADDED SUGARS

5 or fewer servings per week

Menu 1

BREAKFAST

  • 1 cup reduced-fat (1%) milk
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 slice whole wheat bread, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter

MORNING SNACK

  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

LUNCH

  • Chicken – broilers or fryers, breast meat only, roasted
  • 1 cup salad greens
  • Low-sodium saltine crackers
  • Fruit plate with:
    • 1/4 cup strawberries,
    • 1/2 sliced orange,
    • 1 peach half

AFTERNOON SNACK

  • 1/2 low-sodium turkey sandwich with:
    • 1 slice whole wheat bread,
    • 1 slice low-sodium turkey

EVENING MEAL

  • 3 ounces herb-baked fish
  • 1 baked potato
  • 2 teaspoon margarine (trans fat-free)
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • 3-inch square angel food cake with:
    • 2 fresh strawberries

EVENING SNACK

  • 5 low-sodium saltine crackers
  • 2 tablespoon salt-free peanut butter

Menu 2

BREAKFAST

  • 6 ounces orange juice
  • 1 cup raisin bran cereal
  • 1/8 cup raisins
  • 1 cup low-fat milk

LUNCH

  • 3/4 cup chopped chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 large pita bread
  • 3 carrot sticks
  • 2 radishes
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • 1 cup low-fat fruit yogurt
  • 1 cup iced tea, unsweetened

EVENING MEAL

  • 4 ounces herb-baked fish
  • 1 cup pasta with:
    • 1/2 cup steamed broccoli,
    • 1/2 cup stewed tomatoes,
    • 1/2 cup bell peppers
  • Salad, with:
    • 1/2 cup raw spinach,
    • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes,
    • 1 tablespoon slivered almonds,
    • 1 tablespoon light Italian dressing
  • 1 whole wheat dinner roll
  • 1 teaspoon margarine
  • 1 cantaloupe wedge
  • 1 cup water, with lemon

EVENING SNACK

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup light ice cream
  • 1/2 cup fat-free (skim) milk

 

 

Make an Appointment

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a stroke specialist, call our scheduling line:

855-546-0580