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

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

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

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

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.

To determine the best diets, a panel of nutritionists and specialists in diabetes, heart health, and weight loss reviewed 41 diets, including the increasingly popular ketogenic, or keto, diet, Weight Watchers, and Atkins.

Research has shown that people in Mediterranean countries tend to live longer and have lower instances of cancer and cardiovascular disease, compared to other populations around the world.

Every year, US News and World Report ranks the best diets for the year ahead.

Meanwhile, the Nordic diet - a plant-focused plan that borrows from the Scandinavian tradition - made its first appearance on the list, at number nine.

The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet was created to help manage blood pressure, but experts say it has many overall health benefits, helping it nab the number 2 spot on the best overall diets list. "Those things may seem mundane because they're so basic and yet we see year over year that those are the diets that work and have staying power and are the healthiest for us".

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

In the book, Blatner says you don't have to cut out meat entirely to reap the health benefits of a vegetarian diet. It also limits red meat, salt, and candies. "The diet also recommends eating fish at least twice a week and there's a lot of packaged fish like salmon that are easy to cook and eat".

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

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 plan also involves in-person meetings or online chats created to support those in the program and keep them accountable.