The Mediterranean Diet has been chosen as the best overall diet for 2019 by the U.S. News and World Report in its annual ranking of the world’s most popular diets. (The DASH Diet and the Flexitarian Diet came 2nd and 3rd, respectively.)
According to CNN, the diet was chosen as the winner by a panel of experts in heart disease and diabetes, nutrition, diet, food psychology and obesity. They judged the various diet by reviewing research in medical journals and government reports, among others. The judges used factors such as: how easy the diets are to follow and their nutritional completeness and their ability to produce short- and long-term weight loss. They also studied their potential for preventing and managing diabetes and heart disease, reported CNN.
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