BEST diet? US News ranking of best diets
Oscars for food nerds. By nutrition scientists. substantial diet advice
Best diets overall. DASH and flexitarian. DASH = dietary approaches to stop hypertension. DASH is low in sodium, emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and low-fat dairy; low in fatty meats, full-fat dairy and added sugar
Flexitarian = flexible vegetarian. a diet moderate in meats. plant-centered
#1 best diet was the Mediterranean diet
themes of Mediterranean diet: produce, nuts, olive oil, some dairy and lean meats, low in red meat and added sugar
Mediterranean diet also #1 in best heart-healthy diets , best diabetes diets, best plant-based diets, best healthy eating and easiest diets to follow. scientists love the Mediterranean diet
ornish diet also delivers cardiovascular benefits. #1 heart health tied with mediterranean. But ornish included other changes so we cant attribute the results to diet alone
Mediterranean diet: population data. general dietary recs focus on diet long-term. Mediterranean diet associated with good health outcomes
How ‘easy’ is the diet? ideally a diet is good health-wise AND easy
Other diets that made the top 10: MIND diet, Nordic diet (pescatarian-ish diet), vegetarian and ornish diet
vegan and keto? 2 most popular diets online
Vegan = #17. Keto = #37. only diet that ranked below keto was Dukan diet.
top nutrition scientists & USDA recs are similar. representative of experts in nutrition. nutrition professionals and public disconnected. online it’s keto vs vegan. experts like Mediterranean. most people eat the seefood diet. They see food and they eat it
keto in top 5 for fast weight loss, vegan in top 5 for weight loss, diabetes and heart health so they’re not anti-keto or anti-vegan
diets downscored for ‘ease’ factor. are vegan and keto easy?
maybe scientists should just tell us the heathiest diet?
nutrient completeness. keto and vegan don’t necessarily make you nutrient deficient…
For vegans, b12 is important.
diets: short vs long-term. vegan diets in 7day Adventists
new study: vegan vs Mediterranean diet. People on vegan diet ate less calories. how is each diet designed?
vegan diet linked to environment, animal welfare.
keto: fast weight loss. 10y on keto?
keto at bottom? we associate keto with bacon, lard and butter. nutrition scientists unfavorable
keto= #34 for heart-health. high saturated fat, low fiber version? keto means ketogenic. Very low carbohydrate so you go into ketosis. high saturated fat not a requirement. low carb diet can be low in saturated fat and improve cardiovascular markers
if we rank keto based on an unhealthy version we need to rank the junk vegan version (what a lot of vegans do) and Mediterranean with junk foods (how most Mediterraneans eat nowadays)
ideal diets or popular diets? We can’t compare perfect Mediterranean diet to viral keto
keto long-term? keto doable in a safer way
low rankings for keto = caution?
keto camp not worried. keto ranked at bottom but ads are for keto. keto is a financial hit
diets not compared side by side. study with vegan vs mediterranean diet, but 10y on Mediterranean vs vegan vs keto?
Mediterranean Diet = good bet overall. mediterranean diet not necessarily best diet for every human.
diets on the ranking are similar. Mediterranean diet, DASH, etc. Dash is mediterranean diet minus salt. MIND diet is a mix of Mediterranean and DASH. M in MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH
dashdiet.org: DASH Mediterranean and DASH vegetarian
easier to know which foods to focus on and which to eat sparingly. I don’t have a name for my diet.
ALL top diets are rich in plant foods. Plant-rich diets dominate ranking. ALL top diets avoid ultraprocessed foods. All top diets avoid excess of saturated fat
which diet is best? Any diet rich in unprocessed plant foods.
key is maintaining a healthy diet
all of those tweaks fit into a health-promoting pattern. Mediterranean diet or not
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