Grocery Store Counseling leads to Healthier Eating

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Adults with hypertension who received grocery store-based nutrition counseling by registered dietitians moved towards a healthier eating pattern and reduced consumption of sodium, fats, and added sugars, according to a study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. It was conducted at Case Western Reserve’s Department of Nutrition. Thirty adults ( ages 18-60) diagnosed with Hypertension were recruited. Researches said a grocery store-based intervention may be an effective way to provide lifestyle counseling that may not be available in a primary setting. These adults were educated on the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet. The DASH diet limits saturated fats, sugared drinks, sweets, and salt. It encourages more fruits, vegetables, grains, and low fat dairy.

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