What Is The DASH Diet And Can It Help You Lose Weight?
Every year a new batch of fad diets makes headlines and every year flocks of people try those fad diets hoping to lose weight, only to find the regime impossible to stick to, reversing any successes in the time it takes to say “carbs”.
If that sounds familiar, don’t blame your lack of willpower – pick a diet that’s made to last. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet has been chosen as the best in the world for eight years in a row by US News& World Report, which recruits a panel of experts – including dietitians, academics and doctors – to review the diets du jour.
We weren’t just going to take their word for it though, so for more information on the DASH diet, we enlisted an expert of our own: dietitian Emer Delaney of the British Dietetic Association.
What is the DASH Diet and is it healthy?
No surprises here – Delaney gives the DASH diet two thumbs up.
“The DASH diet is rich in fruit, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, wholegrains, pulses, fish, eggs, nuts and seeds and lean meats such as chicken and turkey with minimal salt and foods high in saturated fat,” says Delaney....