16 Jun '11, 1am

Common Sense Nutrition Beats Out Fad Diets

Common Sense Nutrition Beats Out Fad Diets

recently completed a study comparing twenty different diet programs, including high-profile plans such as Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig. While many people, including celebrities, swear by designer diets for weight loss, the study showed that the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, which (according to the DASH diet website) "was developed by the US National Institute of Health to lower blood pressure without medication," was more effective and safe than many other diet plans. The study of various diets included many different criteria: the top contenders had to be "nutritious, safe, and effective for weight loss against diabetes and heart disease." That's a tall order to fill, but the DASH diet, which was designed specifically for people battling hypertension, seems to be a good fit for many people, including those interested in weight loss. Some of the s...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/real-food/blog/good-nutrition...

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