Research confirms that the very best remedy for high blood pressure, better than any pill, is to eat a diet full of fresh produce rich in nutrients and low in sodium. And that's where this cookbook comes in. It is based on DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), the proven, gold-standard eating plan for reducing high blood pressure, which, if left unchecked, can lead to heart attack, stroke and kidney disease. The heroes of this regimen are fruits, vegetables, fat-free or low-fat dairy products, whole grains, seeds and nuts, fish, poultry and legumes. Plus, using ingredients such as herbs and spices will help reduce a dependency on saturated fats, sugars and salt. There's no need to cook separate meals for the person with high blood pressure - everyone will enjoy these recipes, too.