Get the scoop on this popular eating plan.
As part of our Great Diet Showdown, Dr. Michael Roizen is giving us a closer look at the DASH plan to help you understand if it's right for you. The DASH Diet stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. It was originally developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in order to lower blood pressure and promote healthy bodies. As always, make sure to speak to your physician before starting a new eating plan. Read on to get the scoop!
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What to Expect
The DASH diet is a great choice for those who are looking to lower their blood pressure, manage their diabetes, and improve their heart health. Since it is low in sodium and saturated fat, you may also lose weight while adopting this eating plan and lower your cholesterol at the same time. This eating plan puts an emphasis on consuming whole grains, lean protein, and fresh produce, so it's ideal for both short and long-term weight loss.