Mediterranean diet named No. 1 eating plan for 2019

  • Mediterranean diet named No. 1 eating plan for 2019

Mediterranean diet named No. 1 eating plan for 2019

"It's what people in that region have been eating for years and it just works".

The Mediterranean diet came out on top.

U.S. News & World Report, in collaboration with a panel of health experts, evaluated and ranked 41 diets.

The Mediterranean Diet won out, because judges felt it was effective, affordable and easy to stick with.

The diet could also help prevent cognitive diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's as well as breast cancer.

Here's a closer look at the highest-ranking diets overall.

For the second year in a row, the Mediterranean diet was named the best diet in America by U.S. News & World Report.

She says the Mediterranean Diet is based on the cuisine of the Mediterranean region, which includes lean proteins such as fish and beans, as well as healthy fats, whole grains and a large amount of plant-based foods, like fruits, vegetables and legumes.

Here are the other diets that topped the list.

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

Flexitarian is a marriage of the words "flexible" and "vegetarian". In fact, the diet is safe for most people, including children and older people.

Unlike some other diets, the Mediterranean diet allows adherents to drink wine.

Designed by researchers from the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, the aptly named MIND diet was developed specifically for brain health.

A 2018 study found the DASH diet can reduce the risk of depression later in life.

The plan focuses on fruit, vegetables, whole grain, lean protein and low-fat dairy and eliminates foods high in fat and sugar-sweetened drinks and candies, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Weight Watchers ranked in the top five for best diets overall and also obtained the No. 1 rankings for Best Commercial Diet and Best Weight Loss Diet for 2019. Although created to help people lose weight, experts say its focus on healthier living makes it a smart overall diet to follow. The new program expands dietary options.

WW offers its members support online and is well-known for its in-person group meetings.

A number of popular diets, including the keto diet, Dukan diet, and the Whole30 diet received some of the lowest rankings on U.S. News' list.