Mediterranean diet named No. 1 eating plan for 2019

These Are the 5 Best Diets for 2019, According to Experts

There are so many to choose from, but according to the U.S. World News Report, the best of 2019 is the Mediterranean Diet. In the latest rankings, the Mediterranean diet also took the titles of best diet for healthy eating, diabetes and heart health, the easiest diet to follow and the best plant-based diet.

U.S. News & World Report, in collaboration with a panel of health experts, evaluated and ranked 41 diets. The trendy ketogenic diet (also known as the keto diet), which is very high in fats but low in carbohydrates, moved up to the second-best plan for weight loss.

It's based on lifestyles from countries along the mediterranean sea. The Harvard School of Public Health and a think tank called Oldways created a diet based on the general eating principles of these places, according to US News. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet was ranked second on the magazine's overall Best Diets 2019 list, followed by the Flexitarian plan.

The DASH diet, made up of low-sodium and healthful foods, was originally started by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) as a diet to help reduce blood pressure.

Red meat and sugary foods are very limited, but adding red wine is alright in moderation.

The eating plan features a wide variety of options, including fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, poultry, and fish. In fact, one study found the diet may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by as much as 53 percent.

In the book, Blatner says you don't have to cut out meat entirely to reap the health benefits of a vegetarian 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 diet emphasizes healthy food sources, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, skinless poultry and fish, and nuts and legumes.

Among the diet's requirements is eating three servings of whole grains, a salad and another vegetable daily, as well as a single glass of wine if desired.

The Weight Watchers diet tied for fourth place with the MIND diet.

The program, which is backed by Oprah Winfrey and recently signed on Kate Hudson as an ambassador, rebranded in 2018 with a new name, WW, and a focus on wellness.

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