Experts Rank The Best Diets For 2018

Experts Rank The Best Diets For 2018

Here's what they have to say.

The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet tied first place with the Mediterranean diet, with the U.S. report saying: "With its emphasis on fruits, vegetables, olive oil, fish and other healthy fare, the Mediterranean diet is eminently sensible".

So just what do those diets consist of?

The DASH diet was created to help people lower their high blood pressure, and it's characterized by a mix of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and low-fat dairy. Things to keep in check? Adherents cut down on fat overall, especially saturated fat. The diet, in light of a top of the line book, strips nutrition types like sugar, grains, dairy and vegetables from members' diets for an entire 30 days, as indicated by its site.

"What I love about both the DASH and Mediterranean diets is that they offer guiding principles for eating, like eating more fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grains, fish, legumes, nuts and low-fat dairy foods", nutritionist Lisa Drayer told CNN.

"You want to steer clear of any fear-mongering tactics that certain diets may use; eating is a way to fuel and nourish our bodies and also to enjoy fully. Our experts say it's not necessary to be so extreme or restrictive", Haupt said. Its listings, which are produced annually, show which diets are best for short- and long-term weight loss, which are easiest to follow, which you are most likely to stick with - and which are unsafe because they don't supply enough nutrients.

The U.S. News website contains more information about the diets ranked and how they performed against each element in the expert assessment.

Both diets advocate low levels of carbohydrates, the idea being that by prioritising other macro-nutrients, you put your body into an efficient fat-burning state that results in rapid weight loss. But what if you're diabetic or at risk of developing diabetes? There was a tie for the number-one spot between the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet.

With the keto diet, the panel expressed concerns at the high fat content, which accounts for 70 per cent of the dieter's daily intake.

The diet gets its name from the eating habits of people living in Mediterranean countries and has been linked to better health and longevity.

And not all diets are ideal, in fact, some can be extremely unhealthy - especially if they make you give up food groups, do cleanses or replace your meals with supplements and shakes. At No. 5 was a three-way tie - MIND Diet, TLC Diet and Volumetrics.

Your New Year's resolution diet should be based on a well-balanced eating plan that fits your lifestyle, rather than a weird fad replete with food restrictions.

Angela Haupt, assistant managing editor of health at U.S. News & World Report said, "We continue to see more and more robust research suggesting its benefits for weight loss, heart and brain health, cancer prevention and diabetes prevention and control". There is some controversy surrounding the scientific rationale of eating like our ancient ancestors-i.e., animal proteins and plants, the kinds of foods and that would be amassed by a hunter-gatherer society. "Knowing the reasons why you want to go on a diet and how this aligns with your goal will fuel your commitment". After all, processed foods like bacon and other red meats aren't necessarily great substitutes for bread and starchy products.

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