The best overall diets for 2019

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The Mediterranean diet was named the best eating plan for 2019, according to an annual ranking by U.S. News and World Report published Wednesday. Those who follow this diet can also expect an increase in bone and heart health and a fair amount of healthy weight loss.

The Mediterranean diet emphasizes eating fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans, nuts, legumes, olive oil and flavorful herbs and spices; fish and seafood at least a couple of times a week; and poultry, eggs, cheese and yogurt in moderation, according to U.S. News and World Report.

The DASH diet was second - that's Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. In fact, one study found the diet may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by as much as 53 percent. It also limits red meat, salt, and candies. While fad diets will come and go, there are some tried-and true healthy eating plans that can help get you on the right track. The diet has always been linked to many health benefits, including lower risks of cancer and heart disease, better kidney health and a healthier gut.

Lifestyle diets, such as the Mayo Clinic diet and MIND diet, are healthier and more sustainable than weight-loss plans such as the Ketogenic or Atkins diet are, the panelists concluded. It's more flexible than fully vegetarian or vegan diets.

Weight Watchers - now called WW - was fourth.

Other diets at the bottom of the list included the Dukan diet, the Body Reset Diet and the Whole30 diet.

Although the popular Keto diet ranked high for fast weight loss, it landed way down on the Best Diets list - tying for number 38. It assigns points aiming for nutritious foods with fewer calories. Although created to help people lose weight, experts say its focus on healthier living makes it a smart overall diet to follow. The plan also involves in-person meetings or online chats created to support those in the program and keep them accountable.

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