Published: Mon, January 07, 2019
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What's the Best Diet for 2019? Experts Weigh In

What's the Best Diet for 2019? Experts Weigh In

For millions of people, changing eating habits for the better will near the top of the list of New Year's Resolution lists.

It is followed by the DASH Diet, which tied the with Mediterranean diet for the top spot previous year. While fad diets will come and go, there are some tried-and true healthy eating plans that can help get you on the right track.

According to the report, people there tend to live longer and are far less likely than Americans to suffer from cancer or heart disease.

The diet focuses on "10 brain-healthy food groups: green leafy vegetables in particular, all other vegetables, nuts, berries, beans, whole grains, fish, poultry, olive oil and wine", according to U.S. News and World Report. The trendy ketogenic diet (also known as the keto diet), which is very high in fats but low in carbohydrates, moved up to the second-best plan for weight loss.

The diet is associated with lower rates of diabetes and heart health.

And no, unfortunately, there is still no magic fix for losing weight, but there are certain diets that have been shown to be more successful. The diet has always been linked to many health benefits, including lower risks of cancer and heart disease, better kidney health and a healthier gut.


Flexitarian is a marriage of the words "flexible" and "vegetarian". In fact, one study found the diet may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by as much as 53 percent.

In third place, is something new called the Flexitarian Diet. The diet was promoted by dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner in a 2009 book that says you can reap the benefits of a plant-heavy diet even if you eat meat occasionally, according to U.S. News and World Report.

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

WW's Freestyle program applies points values to foods, with higher points for foods high in saturated fats and sugars, and lower points for foods with high levels of protein. Although created to help people lose weight, experts say its focus on healthier living makes it a smart overall diet to follow.

A number of popular diets, including the keto diet, Dukan diet, and the Whole30 diet received some of the lowest rankings on U.S. News' list.

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