The Mediterranean diet has been named the best way to eat in the new year, according to rankings released from U.S. News World Report.
Once again in the top spot is the Mediterranean diet for 2019.
Research has shown the Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease and may have numerous other health benefits, including reduction of LDL, or "bad", cholesterol, as well as a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and cancer. It consists of plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy fats like those found in olive oil and fatty fish like salmon and sardines, and nuts and seeds. Interested in embarking on the diet for yourself?
2018 brought us many wellness fads, including the keto and carnivore diets, intermittent fasting, carb cycling and more. "And when you're through eating all your points and you're still hungry we have 200 0-point foods that you can partake of". The Harvard School of Public Health and a think tank called Oldways created a diet based on the general eating principles of these places, according to US News.
The flexitarian diet encourages people to try alternative meat options, like tofu, but leaves room for flexibility if you can't quite fully give up meat. It also limits red meat, salt, and candies.
The Mediterranean diet came out on top.
Since the Best Diets rankings were introduced in 2010, WW has continued to evolve the program, incorporating the latest nutritional and behavioral science while reflecting how people want to live their lives to help members integrate positive, sustainable lifestyle changes into their everyday lives, no matter where they are on their journey.
Developed by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, the DASH diet focuses on reducing high blood pressure with low-sodium foods, which include vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy and lean proteins. The 2019 runner up for weight loss was the Volumetrics Diet, with Jenny Craig taking the number two commercial diet spot.
WW offers its members support online and is well-known for its in-person group meetings.