US NEWS – Resolving to shed weight or eat better? U.S. News can help. Today, U.S News & World Report released the fourth annual Best Diets rankings – a collection of 32 in-depth diet analyses, reviewed and rated by apanel of nutrition and health experts.
The panel deemed the DASH diet the best overall, as it outscored most other plans in its healthiness and likelihood to ward off diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. And once again, panelists ranked Weight Watchers the best diet for weight loss, as well as the easiest diet to follow and the top diet among commercial plans.
How did other popular diets fare? The Mediterranean diet, which received attention in 2013 for boosting heart health, claimed the No. 1 spot among Plant-Based Diets and tied for the No. 3 among Best Diets Overall, behind DASH and TLC Diet (No. 2). The Vegetarian (No. 11) and Vegan (No. 18) diets both fell in the middle of the pack among all diets, while Paleo diet – the most Google-searched plan of 2013 – tied for last place with the Dukan Diet.