The DASH Diet

The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is a diet plan from the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to prevent and control hypertension. Studies have shown that the DASH diet is also an effective diet for people with diabetes. The diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy foods; includes meat, fish, poultry, nuts and beans; and is limited in sugar-sweetened foods and beverages, red meat, and added fats. There are numerous resources available, including plenty of recipes. While it may be hard for some to give up their favorite fatty, sugary, and salty foods, DASH doesn't restrict entire food groups, increasing the chances long-term success.

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Pros: Reducing salty and sugary foods helps keep down your weight, lowers your blood sugar levels and helps maintain a balanced cholesterol level. Using seasonings with very low sodium or none helps give the taste of fresh vegetables a good taste.

Cons: After awhile one person may get tired of what they are eating

Overall: So far my weight is going down, I feel stronger and more active

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