U.S. News & World Report named the DASH eating plan the “best diet overall” for the eighth year in a row.
The diet, which was selected from a group of 40, was designed by NIH-sponsored researchers for treating high blood pressure. It can also help lower high cholesterol.
DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. It emphasizes eating fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean protein, and fat-free or low-fat dairy products.
In addition to tying for first place in “best overall diet,” DASH ranked number one in the “healthy eating” and “heart disease prevention” categories.