If you have diabetes, the DASH diet may lower your blood sugar. If you do not have diabetes, it probably won’t lower it. DASH stands for Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension. It is a heart-healthy diet. It is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products. It limits saturated fats and sweets.


Studies compared people on a DASH diet to people on a typical diet. The DASH diet did not change blood sugar in eight of the ten studies. However, studies with diabetic people did see lower blood sugar for those on a DASH diet. The long-term effect of the DASH diet is unclear.

Try it! You may lower your blood sugar with the DASH diet!