Cholesterol ≤200mg
Sodium ≤1,500mg
At least 30gr of dietary fiber should be consumed on a daily basis with a content distribution of 10g soluble fiber and 20g insoluble fiber
Avoid processed foods
Although the DASH diet is widely used as nutritional therapy for hypertensive patients, in Mexico it is more important to specify acceptable intake of cholesterol, sodium, and fiber because typical Mexican diets are very high in salt, cholesterol, and saturated fats, with almost no fiber. Deleterious Mexican diets and food choices occur in part due to high consumption of processed foods and insufficient patient understanding of the nutritional contents of those foods.
Table 8: Antihypertensive Diet – Focus for Patients with Hypertension