The DASH diet is designed for people who suffer from hypertension. DASH is an acronym for dietary approaches to stop hypertension. The diet is designed to help people lower their blood pressure through healthy eating.
The DASH diet is designed to help people reduce their blood pressure in as little as two weeks. Over time, people who follow the DASH diet may even see a seven to 12 point drop in their overall systolic blood pressure. This diet also may help patients prevent osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and stroke by providing its followers with healthy meal plans and options.