How to keep your teen daughter at a healthy weight

BALTIMORE - You probably don't want your adolescent daughter on a diet, but if you want her to stay at a healthy weight, it seems the dash diet is the way to go.

This particular diet is touted as a way to reduce high blood pressure in adults, but it's also great for young girls.

The diet emphasizes higher consumption of low-fat dairy products; fish, chicken and lean meats; and nuts, fruits, whole grains, and vegetables.

Doctors say one benefit for young people who follow the dash diet will be in better overall health as they age.

What is the DASH diet?  Click here for more information.

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