The DASH diet, rich in vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy, has been named the best general eating regimen for the 5th successive year, outpacing Weight Watchers and the Mediterranean diet, US News & World Report said on Tuesday.
DASH, which was created to lower BP (blood pressure) without medicine, was likewise picked by a board of health specialists as the top diabetes eating methodology and the best plan for healthy eating.
Weight Watchers kept the No. 1 spot as the best diet for weight reduction, followed by the HMR (Healthy Management Resources) low-calorie, meal substitution plan; and Jenny Craig, which offers arranged meals to lose excess pounds.
Angela Haupt, senior health and wellness supervisor at US News & World Report said, “The DASH diet has been our top eating regimen on the whole for 5 years now and this is the 5th year we are assessing and positioning weight control plans.”
“Our specialists, who rate these diets for us, say it will wind up being useful for your waistline, and to your BP, since it is such a common-sense, balanced eating methodology,” she said in an interview.
The TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes) diet, which is intended to lower levels of cholesterol, came in 2nd in the best overall category, emulated by the Mediterranean eating regimen, Weight Watchers and the Mayo Clinic Diet, which got the 3rd place.
At the inverse end of the scale is the Paleo Diet, which concentrates on meat, fish and vegetables, and the 4 stages Dukan Diet, tied for last place.
“The Paleo Diet never does well in our rankings,” said Haupt, saying both are restrictive diets.
Weight Watchers, in view of a point framework allocated to foods, Jenny Craig and the Mediterranean Diet, with its stress on vegetables and olive oil, were esteemed the most effortless eating regimens to follow.
A board of two dozen specialists in eating methodology, food, obesity, coronary illness, diabetes and food psychology positioned 35 diet plans to pile up the yearly listing.
They watched at specimen menus and published medical studies to rate of top eating methodologies in general and in addition the best for weight reduction, diabetes, coronary illness and the most effortless to follow.
“We offer individuals with all the certainties, completely, with the expectation that they can settle on the best choice for themselves,” said Haupt.
The board chose the Ornish Diet, which is centered on fruits, vegetables and grains, as the top heart-healthy eating regimen, alongside TLC and DASH.