Best Diet of 2019? Dieticians choose Mediterranean

It's the Mediterranean diet-with a score of 4.2 out of 5 possible points-which probably doesn't come as a surprise to the nutrition-savvy among us. In a nutshell, eating under these guidelines could help you live a longer and healthier life.

Here are the other diets that topped the list.

The ketogenic, or keto, diet, which focuses on high-fat, low carbohydrate eating, jumped 11 spots to tie for the No. 2 ranking for Best Fast Weight Loss, showing the diet works for weight loss but may not be sustainable or healthy, according to Haupt.

The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet was created to help manage blood pressure, but experts say it has many overall health benefits, helping it nab the number 2 spot on the best overall diets list.

Here's a closer look at the highest-ranking diets overall.

She says the Mediterranean Diet is based on the cuisine of the Mediterranean region, which includes lean proteins such as fish and beans, as well as healthy fats, whole grains and a large amount of plant-based foods, like fruits, vegetables and legumes.

US Sends Troops to Gabon to Watch for Congo Violence
On Friday, the UN Security Council met behind closed doors to discuss the Congo. The government says the election was fair and went smoothly.

The DASH diet was second - that's Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. It also limits red meat, salt, and candies.

Also recommending a diet rich in produce, whole grains, nuts, olive oil, and seafood.

Designed by researchers from the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, the aptly named MIND diet was developed specifically for brain health.

The Dukan Diet, which promotes a strict, high-protein way of eating, took last place for 2019. In fact, one study found the diet may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by as much as 53 percent.

Among the diet's requirements is eating three servings of whole grains, a salad and another vegetable daily, as well as a single glass of wine if desired.

Unlike highly restrictive diets like the keto diet or the Atkins diet, the Mediterranean diet is balanced and allows people to eat a wide variety of foods in moderation. The plan also involves in-person meetings or online chats created to support those in the program and keep them accountable.

Related Articles

  • Trump Says

    Trump Says "Prepared" To Force Government Shutdown For More Than A Year

    White House aides have said the President is willing to settle for less than the $5 billion, but they won't say how much less. Without a wall, you can not have border security. "I think it's going to be over with sooner than people think".
    Justin Fields Makes It Official, Announces Transfer to Ohio State

    Justin Fields Makes It Official, Announces Transfer to Ohio State

    The 6-foot-3, 225-pound quarterback is trying for immediate eligibility with the NCAA. He was the No. 1 rated prospect according to ESPN when he signed with the Bulldogs.
    Luka Doncic And Derrick Rose Headline The First NBA All-Star Voting Returns

    Luka Doncic And Derrick Rose Headline The First NBA All-Star Voting Returns

    Every voter submits a ballot with two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference to determine the starters. After leading the East All-Stars past year , LeBron James could win the captaincy for the West All-Stars this season.
  • Fire at escape room in Poland kills 5 teenage girls

    Fire at escape room in Poland kills 5 teenage girls

    The youngsters perished in the fire that is believed to have started around 5pm local time (4pm GMT), on Friday afternoon. Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Twitter that it was a "crushing tragedy" that five young girls died so young.
    China's serial killer 'Jack the Ripper' executed

    China's serial killer 'Jack the Ripper' executed

    Chinese serial killer Gao Chengyong, often dubbed by the media as China's version of " Jack The Ripper ", was executed Thursday. Some of the women Gao targeted had their reproductive organs removed, the Beijing Youth Daily said when he was arrested in 2016.
    Jon Jones lashes out after questioning from Michael Bisping following UFC 232

    Jon Jones lashes out after questioning from Michael Bisping following UFC 232

    It was a huge night for both Jon Jones and Amanda Nunes, who captured world titles in the main and co-main events respectively. While the fighter has had plenty of success at light heavyweight, a move up a weight class could be coming in the future.
  • Vancouver-area housing sales skid to lowest in almost  two decades

    Vancouver-area housing sales skid to lowest in almost two decades

    "When properties similar to your property are sold around July 1, those sales prices are used to calculate your assessed value". Yan said in an interview, noting that prices are still holding steady in some suburbs farthest away from the city of Vancouver.

    Fed Chief Jerome Powell Says He Won't Resign If Trump Asks

    On December 19, the Federal Reserve increased the interest rate for the fourth time in 2018 - from 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent. He also pledged to stay in his job even if asked to quit by President Donald Trump , who has been critical of him.
    The CW Orders 'Batwoman' Pilot Starring Ruby Rose!

    The CW Orders 'Batwoman' Pilot Starring Ruby Rose!

    After making her debut during the "Elseworlds" Arrow-verse crossover , Batwoman is ready to take center stage. I'm also an emotional wreck. because this is a childhood dream.
  • New Marvel Video Game in Development from Ex-Hearthstone Leads

    NetEase vice president Ethan Wang said: "The Second Dinner team has a strong track record of delivering quality games". Second Dinner aims to "make deep, satisfying games that are optimized for mobile" according to its official site .
    Bolsonaro presidential decree grants sweeping powers over NGOs in Brazil

    Bolsonaro presidential decree grants sweeping powers over NGOs in Brazil

    He had planned to merge to merge the agriculture and environment ministries but backtracked when that provoked an outcry. Bolsonaro, known as the "Trump of the Tropics", was congratulated by the US president after he was sworn into office.
    Netflix Warns People Not to Hurt Themselves by Doing 'Bird Box' Challenge

    Netflix Warns People Not to Hurt Themselves by Doing 'Bird Box' Challenge

    It sees people attempting random everyday tasks while wearing blindfolds - with the results often being posted on social media. Now it looks like the hit movie staring Sandra Bullock has created a new online challenge that has Netflix anxious .