Friday, 18 January, 2019

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

Melissa Porter | 05 January, 2019, 14:59

US News and World Report listed the Mediterranean diet as the best overall diet for 2019 after evaluating 41 of the most popular diets.

Those who aren't as concerned about losing weight may consider the Mediterranean diet, which was named the Best Overall Diet, the Best Diabetes Diet, the Best Diet for Healthy Eating, the Best Plant-based Diet, the Best Heart-healthy Diet, and the Easiest Diet to Follow for 2019. Research also links the Mediterranean Diet to longer lifespans.

New rankings from U.S. News and World Report says the Mediterranean Diet might be the plan for you since it's heavy on vegetables and fruit and incorporates plenty of olive oil, whole grains, and lean meats.

If you're interested in trying out the Mediterranean Diet, Peick suggests starting out small and working your way into it.

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

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.

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.

For many, the start of the new year signals the start of a new diet.

The Dukan Diet, which promotes a strict, high-protein way of eating, took last place for 2019. The term was coined by registered dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner in her book "The Flexitarian Diet: The Mostly Vegetarian Way to Lose Weight, Be Healthier, Prevent Disease and Add Years to Your Life".

If you've ever been confused about what to eat, you're definitely not alone. It's more flexible than fully vegetarian or vegan diets. "We're not zeroing in on making sure you lose x amount of pounds", Mark said.

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

WW's Freestyle program applies points values to foods, with higher points for foods high in saturated fats and sugars, and lower points for foods with high levels of protein.