“The DASH diet and the Mediterranean diet are consistently ranked as the most heart-beneficial diet and the best healthy diet among a total of 40 dietary methods evaluation according to the latest Annual Diet of the World report.”
DASH, short for “Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension,” advocates increasing intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low fat dairy products and lean protein, while reducing intake of fat, sweets, red meat and sugary drinks.
It’s designed to prevent and reduce hypertension by dietary habit. DASH diet is created by the National Heart Institute of Cardiology (NHLBI). This is the eighth consecutive year for DASH diet to be awarded the best diet.
Janet de Jesus, registered dietitian of NHLBI, noted: “The high ranking of DASH over the years shows people’s recognition and acceptance of the diet, from health management experts to the general population.” “The good news is that the latest research confirmed that low-sodium diet combined with the DASH diet, can significantly lower blood pressure. ”
The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthy dietary structures under global recognition. It aims to have a positive impact on weight control, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health, cancer prevention and the prevention and control of diabetes.
Mediterranean diets feature more intake of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts, olive oil, fish and seafood, as well as moderate intake of poultry, eggs, cheese and yogurt. Sweets and red meat are limited here.