According to U.S. News & World Report, the DASH diet was ranked as the “best diet all around” for eight consecutive years. DASH, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, focuses on eating foods that help lower high blood pressure and promote heart health. If you want to learn whether it’s right for you, here are 10 things you should know before trying DASH.
Below is a sample menu of what 1,200 calories looks like on the DASH diet, along with a couple of additions for people following 1,500-calorie diets.
ADDITIONS FOR 1,500 CALORIE DIETS: