Every year, the US News and World Report reviews the most popular diet plans and releases a list of the best diets, overall and for specific categories. In 2020, they reviewed 35 popular ways of eating. The Mediterranean Diet ranked as the top diet over 50% of the categories ranked. That means that the Mediterranean Diet was ranked as the #1 diet in 5 of the 9 categories. This includes Best Diet Overall for the THIRD year in a row.
The categories that the Mediterranean Diet ranked # 1 (out 35 diet plans) include:
This means that the diet beat out other popular plans like: Keto, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, the DASH Diet, Weight Watchers, the Mind Diet, the Engine 2 Diet, the Flexitarian Diet, the Mayo Clinic Diet, the Nordic Diet, and Atkins, among many others.
Each year, US News gathers together 25 of the nation’s top nutritionists, dietitians, and doctors who focus on heart health, weight management, and diabetes, among other things. The experts score all the diets across many different categories. Some of these categories include flexibility, the likelihood of losing weight, and protection against diseases like diabetes and heart ailments. For more details on how the rankings are calculated each year, you can check out this link: methodology.
Are you surprised to know that many of the top health experts agree that the Mediterranean Diet is the #1 Overall Best Diet? We encourage you to check out some of our resources to learn more about this delicious, flexible style of eating!
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Hi, I’m Ashley! I’m a Mom of 3 little people, a Mediterranean Diet enthusiast, and a business expert. Any day of the week, you will find me in the kitchen cooking up festive new recipes using Mediterranean Diet principles. I love breakfast for dinner, long days at the beach, the perfect glass of wine, and spontaneous adventures. Originally from Atlanta, I now fondly call Virginia my home.