If you’re thinking about trying a new diet plan, the DASH diet is a pretty good choice. The beauty about the DASH diet is that it not only focuses on weight-loss but keeping your body (especially your heart!) as healthy as possible.
What is the DASH diet?
DASH stand for “Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension” and was developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to keep the heart in tip-top shape. The Institute made the diet easy, you’re simply eating a diet full of wholesome, nutritious foods.
“The eating plan focuses on reducing sodium intake and eating more fruits and vegetables,” says Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, owner of Amy Gorin Nutrition in the New York City area. “It also emphasizes eating whole foods — such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, poultry, beans, nuts, and vegetable oils — and limits foods high in saturated fat. That includes fatty meats, full-fat dairy, and tropical oils like palm kernel oil, palm oil, and coconut oil. It also limits sugar-sweetened beverages and foods.”
What are the benefits?
Completely backed by science so its many benefits actually check out — so much so that it’s been named the best diet plan for eight years in a row.