The DASH Diet

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Description: DASH

The DASH diet was developed as a lifestyle intervention to lower blood pressure. It has the following major features:

Pros and Cons of the DASH Diet



  • Well-balanced
  • Sustainable
  • Endorsed by the NIH, AHA, and USDA MyPyramid

None known 

More information on the DASH Diet can be found in this publication from the National Institutes of Health.




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The DASH diet recommends 4-5 servings of fruit and 4-5 servings of vegetables per day for individuals consuming a 2,000 calorie per day diet. The average American currently consumes a combined total of how many servings of fruits and vegetables per day?