Mediterranean diet named the best for 2019

Jan 13, 2019 334

BY: Sandee LaMotte

If you're a fan of the Mediterranean diet, get ready to do a victory dance. For the first time, the Mediterranean diet has won the gold as 2019's best overall diet in rankings announced Wednesday by US News and World Report. The analysis of 41 eating plans also gave the Mediterranean diet the top spot in several subcategories: best diet for healthy eating, best plant-based diet, best diet for diabetes and easiest diet to follow.

The high accolades are not surprising, as numerous studies found the diet can reduce the risk for diabeteshigh cholesteroldementiamemory lossdepressionand breast cancer. Meals from the sunny Mediterranean region have also been linked to stronger bones, a healthier heart and longer life. Oh, and weight loss, too.

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SOURCE: https://edition.cnn.com/

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