DASH Diet

What is the DASH Diet?

In this diet, the acronym “DASH” stands for “Dietary approaches to Stop Hypertension.” This diet has been formulated especially for people who are at risk of high blood pressure or who already have the condition. The diet is intended to support the medical therapies such individuals may have been prescribed and to benefit their overall health.

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Latest DASH Diet News and Research

Eating more protein than recommended dietary allowance may benefit only a few, study shows

Eating more protein than recommended dietary allowance may benefit only a few, study shows

Aerobic exercise and heart-healthy diet may slow cognitive decline in older adults with CIND

Aerobic exercise and heart-healthy diet may slow cognitive decline in older adults with CIND

Healthful dietary patterns may reduce the risk of acquired hearing loss

Healthful dietary patterns may reduce the risk of acquired hearing loss

Maintaining a healthy diet can help prevent kidney disease, shows study

Maintaining a healthy diet can help prevent kidney disease, shows study

Eat more plant‐based food, less meat, for better heart health

Eat more plant‐based food, less meat, for better heart health

Plant-based dietary patterns may be linked to lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death

Plant-based dietary patterns may be linked to lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death

High sodium intake increases gastrointestinal bloating

High sodium intake increases gastrointestinal bloating

Adherence to DASH diet can lower heart failure risk in people under 75

Adherence to DASH diet can lower heart failure risk in people under 75

Healthy diets may protect against dementia

Healthy diets may protect against dementia

Good dietary practices in early adulthood can help preserve brain health in midlife

Good dietary practices in early adulthood can help preserve brain health in midlife

DASH-Sodium trial: Higher sodium intake linked with increased lightheadedness

DASH-Sodium trial: Higher sodium intake linked with increased lightheadedness

Mediterranean diet is the best diet there is

Mediterranean diet is the best diet there is

Exercising three times a week can improve brain power in seniors

Exercising three times a week can improve brain power in seniors

Obese pregnant women can restrict weight gain safely with proper nutrition guidance

Obese pregnant women can restrict weight gain safely with proper nutrition guidance

Heart-healthy diet could be great way to prevent, reduce abdominal obesity

Heart-healthy diet could be great way to prevent, reduce abdominal obesity

Nutrition experts describe and evaluate latest version of the Healthy Eating Index

Nutrition experts describe and evaluate latest version of the Healthy Eating Index

Study: Healthy diet could help promote healthy cellular aging in women

Study: Healthy diet could help promote healthy cellular aging in women

Encouraging people to eat a wide variety of foods may not be healthier option

Encouraging people to eat a wide variety of foods may not be healthier option

New approach could provide objective and easy-to-obtain measure of dietary adherence

New approach could provide objective and easy-to-obtain measure of dietary adherence

New study to explore link between diet, intestinal microbiota and cognitive decline

New study to explore link between diet, intestinal microbiota and cognitive decline