For the fifth year in a row, US News has selected DASH as the best diet overall. A panel of nutrition and health experts gave the DASH eating plan high marks its nutritional completeness, safety, ability to prevent or control diabetes and role in supporting heart health.
Evidence-based diet and lifestyle approaches -- including DASH -- to keep blood pressure in check are reviewed here. Part III in a series from Food Insight newsletter.
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ABC News Medical Unit, By Julielynn Wong, M.D.
A new study found people who ate at least six ounces of low-fat yogurt every three days were 31 percent less likely to develop high blood pressure than those who ate less. This study shows an interesting link, not cause and effect, between yogurt and decreased blood pressure. Nutrition professionals agree that it adds to the long list of reasons to eat and enjoy yogurt often.
By Matt McMillen
Excerpt from article: "Middle-aged and older adults may be able to lower their risk of having a stroke by eating low-fat dairy products, according to a Swedish study published in the journal Stroke."
By Katy Muldoon
According to the CDC, 9 out of 10 adults are getting too much sodium in their diet. Keep your daily sodium intake in-check with the DASH Diet, which is already low in sodium.
By Andrew M. Seaman
A new study suggests that people following a diet focused on eating fruits and vegetables to lower cholesterol, like DASH, may be able to incorporate small, lean portions of beef into their diet.
What Makes a Healthy Diet? Not all diet plans are nutritious and safe. A new U.S. News ranking rates diets' healthiness and DASH scored very well in all categories, including #1 overall.
The DASH Diet eating plan is all about reducing sodium and increasing potassium. This study recommends fresh foods like milk, yogurt, fruits and vegetable to help balance sodium and potassium. Read more
By Jennifer Warner
A new study shows that following the DASH diet along with regular exercise may improve mental activity as much as 30% in overwight adults.