4 February 2015

With so many diets out there with their miraculous quick-slim claims, it’s hard to truly discern the effectiveness of one from another.

However, a report released by US News & World Report on 6 Jan 2015 might have narrowed the field. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet came out top for Best Diets Overall for the fifth consecutive year, and was also chosen as the top diabetes diet and the best plan for healthy eating.


“Our experts, who rate these diets for us, say it will end up being very good for your waistline, in addition to your high blood pressure, because it is such a common-sense, balanced diet.”

- Angela Haupt, senior health and wellness editor at U.S. News & World Report.

The DASH diet, which was developed to lower blood pressure without medication, is rich in vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy. It was chosen by a panel of 24 experts in diet, nutrition, obesity, heart disease, diabetes and food psychology, who ranked 35 eating plans together to compile this annual list.

Our experts, who rate these diets for us, say it will end up being very good for your waistline, in addition to your high blood pressure, because it is such a common-sense, balanced diet,” said Angela Haupt, senior health and wellness editor at U.S. News & World Report.

The experts included nutritionists and specialists in diabetes, heart health, human behavior and weight loss. They looked at sample menus and published medical studies to rate the top diets overall as well as the best for weight loss, diabetes, heart disease and the easiest to follow. "We provide people with all the facts, comprehensively, in the hope that they can make the best decision for themselves," said Haupt.

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