The D.A.S.H. Diet: The #1 diet in the country

The D.A.S.H. diet has been chosen as the #1 overall diet for 4 years in a row by US News and World Reports. This might be because D.A.S.H. is not a fad diet, it is a healthy lifestyle change.

D.A.S.H. stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension and is research based. However, numerous studies have found that following the diet can not only help you reduce your blood pressure, but it can also help you lose weight, decrease your cholesterol and reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes. Keep reading for some more tips from D.A.S.H.:

  • Avoid added salt. Too much salt can increase your blood pressure. We recommend about 1500mg of sodium per day.
  • Increase your vegetable intake! Be sure half of your plate is non-starchy vegetables at each meal.
  • Lean Meats. Decrease your red meat intake (especially processed like hamburgers and sausage) and focus on lean meats, poultry (no skin) and fish.
  • Avoid trans fats. Be sure to read the product ingredients and avoid any products containing hydrogenated oils as these can be very harmful to your heart’s health