Nordic diet makes its way on best diets for 2019 list

Kenny Tucker
January 6, 2019

The Mediterranean diet was named the best eating plan for 2019, according to an annual ranking by U.S. News and World Report published Wednesday.

While no single diet is best for everyone, U.S. News' expert rankings are meant to promote the eating styles most likely to improve health and steer people away from misguided diet plans - like the last-place Dukan diet, a restrictive, high-protein system.

It's the Mediterranean diet-with a score of 4.2 out of 5 possible points-which probably doesn't come as a surprise to the nutrition-savvy among us.

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

The concept of the Mediterranean diet comes from the countries that border the Mediterranean sea, where people historically ate mainly produce, nuts, and healthy fats.

For more information about the rankings, visit Best Diets 2019 [https://health.usnews.com/best-diet]. This year, the Mediterranean diet inched out for the win, with the DASH diet coming in second, followed by the Flexitarian diet, a plant-based diet that allows meat on special occasion.

Move over Keto diet, there's a new top diet in town this year.

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Although the popular Keto diet ranked high for fast weight loss, it landed way down on the Best Diets list - tying for number 38.

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

In addition to lowering blood pressure, research suggests the DASH diet may help reduce the risk of diabetes and may also help fight depression. But according to new data released by U.S. News and World Report, one regimen reigns superior.

The Mediterranean diet puts an emphasis on living an active lifestyle first and foremost.

If you're gearing up to eat healthier this year, consider including whole grains, seafood, and healthy fats in your diet.

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.

WW offers its members support online and is well-known for its in-person group meetings.

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