Jan 10, 2013 1:12 PM by NBC News

DASH diet ranked among the best

It's a new year and many people are looking for a new diet.

According to U.S. News and World Report, the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet is the best for your overall health.

It was originally developed to lower blood pressure, but the magazine also ranked the DASH diet as the best for healthy eating and it tied for first in preventing and managing diabetes.

The DASH diet, which is available for free online, is low in fat and sugar and emphasizes fruits, vegetables and lean meats.

Click here for more details about the DASH diet, as well as a weekly eating plan.

U.S. News and World Report ranked Weight Watchers as the best diet plan for weight loss.



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