DASH Diet Grabs Top Spot As Best Diet
The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in order to help lower high blood pressure, was ranked the best in terms of nutritional completeness, safety, and ability to prevent or control diabetes. In addition, the U.S. News and World Report also declared DASH as helpful for cardiovascular health.
According to a feature on UPI.com, the DASH diet calls for a whole lot of fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy foods, but scrimps on the amount of red meat, fat and sweets. Its website shared that the diet has been “scientifically proven” to not just help lower blood pressure, but lose weight and eat better as well.
Its website also indicated that those who wish to go on the DASH diet may get customized 7-day meal plans, as well as hundreds of recipes. Their progress may be tracked on the DASH website, and they may receive tips twice a week via e-mail.
Coming in second in the U.S. News and World Report ranking is the Mediterranean Diet, which contains olive oil, fish, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. Also ranked among the best is another diet created by the NIH – the Therapeutic Lifestyle diet – which focuses on cardiovascular health.
Weight Watchers, on the other hand, was named as the best commercial diet, owing to the fact that the diet is easy to follow, while at the same time being nutritionally sound. It was also recognized for allowing those who are on the diet to enjoy occasional treats.Tags: DASH diet, healthy diet, Mediterranean diet, Therapeutic Lifestyle diet, Weight Watchers diet