Mediterranean diet named No. 1 eating plan for 2019

Looking To Lose Weight In 2019? Here's The Best Diets Rundown

Looking To Lose Weight In 2019? Here's The Best Diets Rundown

But what eating plan is actually the healthiest?

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.

U.S. News & World Report, in collaboration with a panel of health experts, evaluated and ranked 41 diets.

WW also retained the #2 spot for "Easiest to Follow" diet, which speaks to the livability of the program.

The diet could also help prevent cognitive diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's as well as breast cancer.

Here's a closer look at the highest-ranking diets overall.

Following a Mediterranean diet involves eating lots of plants, whole grains, healthy fats (such as olive oil) and lean proteins, and cutting back on processed foods, red meat and refined sugars. In fact, one recent study published in British Journal of Nutrition found adhering to the Mediterranean diet was associated with a 25 percent lower chance of death from any cause.

The diet emphasizes healthy food sources, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, skinless poultry and fish, and nuts and legumes.

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.

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Lifestyle diets, such as the Mayo Clinic diet and MIND diet, are healthier and more sustainable than weight-loss plans such as the Ketogenic or Atkins diet are, the panelists concluded.

Many people are ditching the cookies and candies in the new year because it's diet season.

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.

The Dukan Diet, which promotes a strict, high-protein way of eating, took last place for 2019.

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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.

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

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

Lack of scientific evidence for health benefits and severe restriction of foods - including certain healthy foods - were listed as reasons for low scores.

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