The DASH diet is the consistent #1 diet in the United States, because of being similar to the normal diet which makes it easy to follow. It is also a diet you can use for a long period of time as proven by the many researches supporting its effectiveness, not only in weight loss, but in improvement of everall health of different individuals and groups.
This diet is low in fat and cholesterol and is majorly plant-based with liberal allowance of meat (emphasis on white meat). It promotes consumption of whole foods rich in heart-healthy nutrients. It restricts the use of sodium and limits the use of simple sugar.
The DASH diet is generally for all individuals and aims for prevention of developing diseases like heart and arterial diseases, cancer, diabetes, kidney failure and other related metabolic disorders. It is highly recommended to people who already have elavated blood pressure to prevent further progression of their conditions.