Report says Mediterranean Diet is best in 2019


Foods including whole-grain pita bread, fresh fruit, salads, nuts, beans, olive oil, and salmon are staples of 2019's top diet and promote a variety of health benefits.

"You really want something to be a lifestyle change so that you can handle it if you have kids or you live alone and I think this one really checks all those boxes", registered dietitian Amy Peick says.

Once again in the top spot is the Mediterranean diet for 2019.

This is the second year in a row the U.S. World News Report chose Mediterranean as the best diet of the year. It also ranked No. 1 in a few category rankings, including best heart-healthy diet and best plant-based diet.

This plant-heavy diet focuses on adding five food groups - "new meat", fruits and vegetables, whole grains, dairy and sugar and spices - to your diet, instead of taking foods away.

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.

Third for quick weight loss was the keto diet - very low-carb, high-fat.

In addition to lowering blood pressure, research suggests the DASH diet may help reduce the risk of diabetes and may also help fight depression.

When a person fills their diet with the kinds of fresh, unprocessed foods found in the Mediterranean diet, they may lose weight, improve their heart health, and prevent diabetes, according to US News.

And no, unfortunately, there is still no magic fix for losing weight, but there are certain diets that have been shown to be more successful.

2018 brought us many wellness fads, including the keto and carnivore diets, intermittent fasting, carb cycling and more.

The WW Freestyle program was launched in 2017 and builds off the company's signature SmartPoints system, which assigns every food and beverage a point value, based on its nutrition.



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