2019 Best Diet: The Mediterranean Diet

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The Mediterranean Diet was named 2019's Best by US News & World Report.  Jackie London, Good Housekeeping nutrition director, and registered dietitian reviews which diet plans to follow and which to skip.

The Mediterranean Diet was named by US News & World Report the Best Overall Diet for 2019. The plant-based diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seafood.  Eggs, chicken and some dairy is included, while red meats, high-sugar, and processed foods are recommended only on a rare occasion. This heart-healthy diet promotes longevity. Studies associate the diet with stronger bones and a decreased risk of diabetes, high cholesterol, dementia, memory loss, depression, and breast cancer.  The diet also welcomes having one glass of red wine a day for women and two a day for men because of its antioxidant and resveratrol properties. 41 diets were ranked in nine categories — The Mediterranean diet also took the top spot in Easiest Diets to Follow, Best Diets for Healthy Eating, Best Diets for Diabetes, and Heart Health (tie). The very popular Keto Diet tied for second place for Best Fast Weight Loss Diets, but ranked nearly last for Best Diets Overall, since it’s hard to sustain over a long period of time.


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