Is there a UK version of the DASH diet?

The DASH diet is a whole-diet approach that can prevent and control hypertension and reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, has environmental benefits, and is easily adaptable to UK and Irish food preferences.

Who supports the DASH diet?

Researchers developed DASH more than 20 years ago with support from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. Multiple studies have found that the eating plan helps reduce blood pressure and LDL cholesterol, two risk factors for heart disease.

Is the DASH diet backed up by science?

“The DASH diet has really taken root in the scientific community because it’s backed by well-designed and well-executed clinical trials,” says Juraschek. “These studies show that over an 8-12 week period, adults who consumed a DASH-like diet exhibited significantly lower blood pressure.

What is the DASH diet NHS?

This eating plan—known as the DASH eating plan—also includes whole grain products, fish, poultry, and nuts. It is reduced in lean red meat, sweets, added sugars, and sugar-containing beverages compared to the typical American diet. It is rich in potassium, magnesium, and calcium, as well as protein and fiber.

Who is the DASH diet not recommended for?

Caution should be exercised before initiating the DASH diet in patients with chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease, and those who are prescribed renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system antagonist, but these conditions are not strict contraindications to DASH.

What do doctors say about the DASH diet?

Your doctor may recommend the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet to lower your blood pressure and your LDL (bad cholesterol). The DASH diet promotes a balanced diet and portion control.

What’s the difference between the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet?

The Mediterranean diet prioritizes eating fruits and vegetables and limiting fatty foods and animal products. The DASH diet, meanwhile, was developed specifically to help lower or control high blood pressure.

What is the difference between the DASH diet and the Mediterranean diet?

Are eggs OK on the DASH diet?

The DASH diet promotes low-sodium meals with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Eggs, oats, whole-wheat toast, and yogurt with fruits or veggies make up a DASH-approved breakfast.