Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. A.K.A, the “DASH” diet.
What the DASH diet doesn’t do? – this is not a weight loss diet (such as the Keto diet). However, the 2018 U.S News and World Reports “Best Diets Rankings” placed the DASH Diet as #1 out of 40 other diets evaluated by a panel of experts.
Some major factors in the rankings are – long and short term weight loss, easy to follow, and overall health benefits.
Director Kathy McManus – Department of Nutrition at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital states; “it has all the attributes of a diet that promotes overall health”
What do you eat on the DASH diet?
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What is not allowed on the DASH diet?
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Is the DASH Diet for Weight Loss?
The answer is no. With any diet if someone cuts calorie intake and increases exercise the result will be weight loss. The DASH diet improves overall health with notable benefits in regard to lower blood pressure. Which in some cases my help someone move away from medications that treat hypertension and high blood pressure.
What does a person have to do on the DASH diet?
- One reason the DASH diet is preferable over other diets is its ease of use. Simply use the foods mentioned here and limit salt.
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