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Foods and Nutrition
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Foods and Nutrition 4471A/B
Doug Hazlewood

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Justification of the appropriateness of the three-day menu suggested for the client. Diet and lifestyle changes are an integral part of disease prevention and management whether drug therapy is employed or not. Adopting a DASH dietary pattern reduces the risk of developing high blood pressure and lowering already elevated blood pressure. The three-day menu suggested for the client is based on the DASH principles, which recommends 4 to 5 servings of vegetables, 4 to 5 servings of fruits, 7 to 8 servings of grains, 2 to 3 servings of fat-free/low-fat milk, 2 servings or less of lean meats, 4 to 5 servings of nuts, seeds or dried beans per week, and no more than 2 to 3 servings of fat/oils per day. Nutrition therapy incorporated into the DASH diet includes the reduction in intake of alcohol, sodium and saturated fat, while increasing calcium, potassium, and fiber intake. Proposed menu satisfy those rules. High intakes of omega-3 PUFA lower blood pressure, especially in older people and those with hypertension. Major carbohydrate sources are whole grain products, fruits and vegetables, which is the goal for this diet. Further recommendation for increase of water intake due to high fiber intake is needed. Soluble fiber has shown to be effective in lowering total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. Weight loss is known to reduce risk factors, such as hypertension and dyslipidemia. Daily energy intake is 1,937.28 kcal, which is just 200 kcal less of the recommended 2105 kcal per day, and it’s appropriate for weight loss. Soya, legumes an
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