What is the Dash Diet on NewsFeed - The DASH diet, DASH standing for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, is this summer’s hottest new diet. Take that Atkins. This diet focuses on reducing your hypertension by lowering your sodium intake. Hypertension aka high blood pressure aka a cool name for a heavy metal band is a leading cause in heart attacks, so if you get a tingle in your left arm after eating the Baconator you may want to look into the DASH diet, which suggests a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, non-fat dairy and whole grains. Which in certain circles is called eating healthy and not a diet… fatty. This summer DASH your way to lower blood pressure and be healthy enough to rock out with your bros in Hypertension, touring this summer at seedy bars in the bad part of town.