Dash Diet For a Girl

Posted by Zotta Rendevouz

DASH diet has never been intended for a girl, but does not mean ineffective. Originally created for the treatment of adults with high blood pressure, the dietary approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is promising in reducing new weight gain among adolescents. According to U.S. Today, the girls who most resembled the DASH diet showed the smallest increase in body mass index (BMI) over 10 years to a new study.

They also recorded the lowest BMI during follow-up study.

The diet plan is basically to cut red meat and many forms of carbohydrates, focusing on fruits, vegetables, lean meats and whole grains. According DashDiet.org, the main objective of the plan is to reduce salt intake, which helps reduce blood pressure in dieters.

The study followed 2,379 women between the ages of 9 and 10 and followed for 10 years, according to the Los Angeles Times. While participants were socio-economically and geographically mixed, more than half the girls in the study were black.

The study is especially important, the Los Angeles Times, because it gave the best results, do not even meet all the requirements DASH. Even those in the 95 percentile was higher sugar intake and do not necessarily eat the recommended number of servings of fruit a day, now follow the diet.