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Should You Be on the DASH Diet? (fitsugar)
This year's trendy diet is actually not a diet at all. The DASH diet, which the **US News and World Report** routinely marks as the best overall diet every year, is actually a healthy-eating plan that includes sensible rules to cut salt, fats, and sugar and upping fruits and veggies in order to lower bad cholesterol levels and possibly lose weight. If you're ready to try the diet that everyone's talking about, read on for DASH's highlights.
## What Is the DASH Diet?
DASH, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, was developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in order to help people lower blood pressure. While it's not a diet that promises rapid weight loss, many people do find success in dropping pounds slowly while following the DASH diet by cutting out the types of high-sugar, high-fat foods that aren't allowed on the diet.
## How to Do the DASH
Luckily, the DASH diet doesn't include any gimmicks, powders or snack bars – you just need fresh, whole foods and enough time to prepare healthy meals. In general, follow these guidelines:
1. First, estimate how many calories you'll need to …