The year begins and with it the new purposes and lists of the "best …" for the new 12 months we have just launched. And among those goals may be one of the most common is to control our weight. That's why US News magazine has just released its annual list of best diets.
The publication evaluated a total of 41 types of diets with a panel of experts who studied each meal plan, taking into consideration their safety, whether they are easy to follow and also whether they are nutritious and effective diets for weight loss. This is the result of the classification.
1. Mediterranean diet
First, according to these health experts, there is the Mediterranean Diet, which repeats the position of last year. "With its emphasis on fruits and vegetables, olive oil, fish and other healthy foods, the Mediterranean diet It's extremely sensible.. And the evaluations of the experts on the subject were surprisingly positive, which gave this diet a great advantage, "they comment.
4.2 / 5 Overall score 3.0 / 5 Weight loss 4.9 / 5 Healthy
The pyramid of the Mediterranean diet has many points of contact with the proposal of the Argentine food guides.
2. DASH diet
Secondly, we find the DASH Diet, developed for those who suffer from high blood pressure and not as a multiple use diet. It is especially recommended for people suffering from hypertension, since blood pressure can be regulated without the need for medication. It is a diet low in salt and rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products and lean proteins. DASH stands for Food Ability to Stop Hypertension (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension).
4,1 / 5 Overall score 3.1 / 5 Weight loss 4.8 / 5 Healthy
3. flexible diet
The Flexible Diet remains in third place, and has scored well in terms of nutritional safety, the ease of being able to accompany it and the loss of weight in the long run. Remember that it is about "flexible" practice of vegetarianismMost foods are based on products of plant origin, but you can eat meat or other foods of animal origin sporadically or in small amounts.
4.0 / 5 Overall score 3.4 / 5 Weight loss 4.7 / 5 Healthy
Lentil and vegetable burgers, an alternative to reduce meat consumption.
Diet 4. MIND
The MIND diet, fourth, includes aspects of the DASH diet and the Mediterranean diet and focuses on the foods that specifically affect brain health. Among other things, consume one fruit a day, one salad a day, three servings of whole grains per day, 30 grams of nuts or dried fruit, a serving of red fruits twice a week, chicken twice a week. Fish once a week.
3.9 / 5 Overall score 2.8 / 5 Weight loss 4.6 / 5 Healthy
The DASH diet is designed specifically for people with high blood pressure.
5. Diet WW or Weight Watchers
In fifth place appears the WW Diet or Weight Watchers, created in 1963 with the purpose of form groups of people who will help each other to be able to lose weight, hence the name "weight watchers diet."
3.9 / 5 Overall score 3.7 / 5 Weight loss 4.5 / 5 Healthy
6 and 7. Mayo Clinic Diet and Volumetric Diet
In sixth and seventh place, they tie the Mayo Clinic Diet and Volumetric Diet. The former received high ratings for its nutritional capacity, safety and efficacy for diabetes prevention; and stands out for foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains. In volumetric diet, they emphasize that it has positive effects on the health of the heart and the prevention of diabetes; concentrates on weight loss and is based on the ingestion of foods that have a reduced caloric density, but in high volume.
3,8 / 5 Overall score 3.2 / 5 Weight loss 4.5 / 5 Healthy
3,8 / 5 Overall score 3.5 / 5 Weight loss 4.5 / 5 Healthy
8. TLC Diet
The TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes), eighth on the list, is a nutrition plan created by the US National Institutes of promote cardiovascular health, since it helps reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood without the need to take drugs. It also helps fight fatty liver.
3.7 / 5 Overall score 2.9 / 5 Weight loss 4.6 / 5 Healthy
The Nordic diet is rich in vegetables, legumes, seeds, whole grains, nuts, fatty fish, seafood, red fruits and canola.
9 and 10. Ornish diet and Nordic diet
In the ninth and tenth position they also link the Ornish Diet and the Nordic Diet (new in this list). The Nordic diet was specifically designed to revolutionize the Nordic cuisine and improve public health. Nutrition scientists at the University of Copenhagen have joined René Redzepi del Noma for this project, a lifestyle-based diet that return to relaxed dining with friends and family, focused on seasonal local foods combined with concern to protect the environment. They are such precepts as: eating more fruits and vegetables every day, ingesting more whole grains, including more food from the seas and lakes, choosing high-quality meat (the less the better), getting more food from wild landscapes, possible to avoid additives and to eat homemade food.
From the Ornish diet, experts emphasize that it is nutritionally safe and very healthy for the heart, however, it is emphasized that It is not easy to follow because of its severe fat restriction. It was created by Dean Ornish, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and founder of the nearby Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito to help people "feel better, live longer, lose weight and be healthier" . . It is low in fat, refined carbohydrates and animal proteins, but it also emphasizes exercise, stress management and relationships.
3.6 / 5 Overall score 2.8 / 5 Weight loss 4.5 / 5 Healthy
3.6 / 5 Overall score 3.3 / 5 Weight loss 4.2 / 5 Healthy
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