DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. This is very important, as according to some reports, hypertension affects around 50 million people in the U.S. and approximately 1 billion worldwide .
DASH is a dietary recommendation of US national Heart, Lung and Blood institute to control blood pressure and prevent hypertension.
The DASH diet is rich in fruits, vegetables and grains and low-fat dairy products.
According to some studies, The DASH diet reduces systolic blood pressure by 6 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure by 3 mm Hg in patients with high normal blood pressure. However these changes don’t effect body weight. For those who is looking for a way to lose weight, do not rush. This method may not work for you.
Here are some examples of DASH: