The DASH Diet: “Best For Weight Reduction,” Now A Book
The DASH diet, named recently as the best overall weight-reduction plan by U.S. News & World Report, is now, some might say “finally,” available in as a book. As Rich Barlow writes on BU Today, the diet was conceived as a way to control high blood pressure, not weight. Then several studies revealed its effectiveness with weight control, among them a Boston Medical Center review, and last year, U.S. News & World Report rated DASH more effective on that score than such popular diet plans as Atkins, Jenny Craig, and Slim-Fast. Barlow tells us that DASH is similar to the Mediterranean diet—which tied for third in the magazine’s rankings—and emphasizes eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, exercising, and avoiding high-fat, high-sugar foods. Buy the book here. Check the DASH diet website here.