Book reviews, Health

The DASH Mediterranean Solution by Marla Heller

2/5 stars

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I was not at all familiar with the DASH Diet books, however, although I currently eat a vegan diet most days, on days when I am not vegan, my diet most resembles a Mediterranean diet.  I do not limit olive oil or coconut oil or salt even on my vegan days.

DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.  Hypertension is high blood pressure and it is an issue for many people. This book would be a good reference for someone with hypertension. I felt like there was too much information and that it was not presented in an easy to read, easy to understand format.  I felt like it dragged on and on about different diets and why the DASH diet was best and then went into all kinds of health issues.  I found myself getting anxious about certain health conditions.  I did think the De-Bunking Myths part was good and I liked how it went into how Americans eat too much protein.  I wish it had gone more into the benefits of the Mediterranean diet.

If you have hypertension, you may like this book.  If not, it’s a lot of information to get through.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.