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The U.S. News and World Report recently assessed top diet plans in nine different categories and guess what?

The DASH diet won for the 7th year in a row!

According to a report by,

"Each panelist considered the 38 diets across a number of areas, including the likelihood of sticking to the diet, the odds of losing weight in the short- and long-term, and effectiveness against heart disease and diabetes.

One reason the DASH diet came in first is that it was developed and tested by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, [Dr. David] Katz said.

'The evidence for DASH is stronger than it is for some of the other diets, and it includes foods that are familiar to most Americans and can work for real families in the real world,' he said.

The U.S. National Institutes of Health agreed."

DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. It's quite versatile and easy to apply to a wide range of health goals. The DASH plan supports gradual, long-term changes to an eating pattern and works with familiar foods, focusing mainly on plants. We've written a lot about the DASH diet over the years, and some of the most popular articles include...

For more information about the DASH eating pattern, visit its page at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

And to get your clients talking about this great approach to balanced eating, don't miss this free printable heart health quiz!

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