For overall healthy eating, the best diet plan is the Mediterranean diet, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual diet review. 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. Because of new research regarding the Mediterranean diet, such as findings that it could lower the risk of dementia and aggressive prostate cancer, it took the lead for 2019. The report includes an analysis of 41 diet eating plans, with the Mediterranean diet being the best overall diet, as well as snagging the top spot in subcategories like "best diet for healthy eating", "best plant-based diet", and "best diet for diabetes".
If you're interested in trying out the Mediterranean Diet, Peick suggests starting out small and working your way into it.
As far as the rest of the ranking goes, the DASH diet finished in second, followed by the flexitarian diet (eating mostly plant-based foods but meat and other animal products in moderation), the MIND diet (a mix between DASH and Mediterranean targeted toward brain health) and Weight Watchers.
For more information about the rankings, visit Best Diets 2019 [https://health.usnews.com/best-diet].
"The top diets promote eating the foods that we've been told to eat, like whole grains, fruits and veggies, and going easy on sugar and saturated fat", she added.
We are just two days into 2019, but already the best diet of the year has been named. The Mediterranean diet has been praised for its health benefits for decades. It also limits red meat, salt, and candies.
For many, the start of the new year signals the start of a new diet.
The Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) diet, ranked five previous year, is a hybrid of the top-rated DASH and Mediterranean diets. The plan also involves in-person meetings or online chats created to support those in the program and keep them accountable.