Report says Mediterranean Diet is best in 2019

Report says Mediterranean Diet is best in 2019

Report says Mediterranean Diet is best in 2019

The Mediterranean diet got the top ranking in U.S. News' list.

The U.S. News & World Report panel of health experts includes nutritionists, physicians and others specializing in diabetes, heart health, human behavior and weight loss. While meat isn't seen too often in Mediterranean diet meals, fish is a staple, taking advantage of the healthy fats like omega-3's. The diet has always been linked to many health benefits, including lower risks of cancer and heart disease, better kidney health and a healthier gut.

The diet is taken from popular eating lifestyle of countries that border the Mediterranean Sea, with an emphasis on olive oil, fish, beans, nuts, fruits and vegetables. This year, the Mediterranean diet inched out for the win, with the DASH diet coming in second, followed by the Flexitarian diet, a plant-based diet that allows meat on special occasion.

"We are seeing an interest in people eating to mimic the eating patterns of people in spots of the world where people are particularly healthy", she said. In fact, the WW Freestyle™ program has become the most effective and livable weight-management program in WW history, and it's proven to help people lose weight, sleep better, and feel happier.

Experts ranked the diet poorly in heart-health, ease of use, and overall impact on health. Other diets at the bottom of the list included the Dukan diet, the Body Reset Diet and the Whole30 diet.

The eating plan features a wide variety of options, including fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, poultry, and fish.

2018 brought us many wellness fads, including the keto and carnivore diets, intermittent fasting, carb cycling and more. It also limits red meat, salt, and candies. Last year's ranking showed the Mediterranean diet tied with the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet (also known as DASH), the government-backed plan that emphasizes foods low in sodium but rich in potassium, magnesium and calcium - all of which help lower blood pressure. "It reinforces that everything we've been told about dieting and weight loss does remain true".

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