30 of the Best Diets that Actually Work

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2. DASH Diet

This diet is closely tied to the Mediterranean diet and stands for “Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.” It’s one of the diets that is promoted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to achieve an overall healthier lifestyle. The menu encourages lean proteins, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits, as well as small amounts of low-fat dairy. DASH Diet also focuses on reducing a person’s sodium intake, capping it at 2,300 mg per day.

It’s a diet that can definitely be adhered to for the long-term without any ill effects. However, this is another diet that can be a bit on the expensive side to maintain and does require a lot of cooking and prep time for each meal.