The Mediterranean diet is the top diet heading into 2019, according to U.S. News & World Report.
The diet known for being low in red meat, sugar and saturated fat and high in produce, nuts and other healthful foods was chosen first in the magazine’s annual rankings.
“It's generally accepted that the folks in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea live longer and suffer less than most Americans from cancer and cardiovascular ailments. The not-so-surprising secret is an active lifestyle, weight control and” the Mediterranean diet, according to the magazine. “The Mediterranean Diet may offer a host of health benefits, including weight loss, heart and brain health, cancer prevention, and diabetes prevention and control. By following the Mediterranean Diet, you could also keep that weight off while avoiding chronic disease.”
The other top diets, in order, are the DASH Diet, the Flexitarian Diet, the MIND diet, the Weight Watchers diet, the Mayo Clinic diet, the Volumetrics diet, the TLC diet, the Nordic diet and the Ornish diet.