DASH Diet, Best Diet of All TimeDASH Diet (Dietary Approachs to Stop Hypertension) diet was selected as the best method in the year 2012 according to U.S. News & World Report. This is the second time the DASH diet, which aims to prevent and control the blood pressure category was won as the best diet.
DASH diet is said to be found in the Mediterranean and is now found in many Western countries. DASH offers a total content of dietary fat, cholesterol, saturated fat, and low in salt. In addition, the DASH also provides more potassium, magnesium, calcium, and fiber food.
In this diet, margarine is derived from olive oil or canola oil are rich in MUFA or omega-9 fatty acids. Vegetables and fruits are consumed by more than five doses per day, while the food source of charcoal hydrate mainly selected from the seral and seeds (grains) are intact.
To meet the protein needs, DASH diet preferring intake comes from fish and nuts, beans and legumes instead of meat.
"Although initially geared to lower blood pressure, this diet actually has a very high nutritional value," said Deborah Enos, a nutritionist from Seattle.
In the second place in the ranking of the best diet is the TLC diet (Theraupeutic Lifestyle Changes) which aims to lower cholesterol. In the next sequence is the Mayo Clinic diet is more focused on weight loss.
"TLC is another example of the type of medical diets are becoming popular. But diets that limit the intake of sodium is probably quite difficult for some people to follow," said Enos.
While the big three best diet to lose weight is diet Weight Watcher, The Biggest Loser diet and Jenny Craig diet. According to data consumers, it turns out Weight Watchers diet easier to follow and effective in weight loss programs in the short and long term.
Selection of type of diet is best done by a panel of experts consisting of 22 experts in the field of diet, nutrition, obesity, food psychology, diabetes expert and cardiologist.
The experts assessed 25 types of diets in 7 categories, namely the ease to run, the ability to lose weight in the short and long term, the completeness of nutrition, safety and the potential to prevent diabetes and heart disease.