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US News Releases ‘Best Diet’ Rankings for 2015

January 19 2015 Meatless Monday 

US News Releases ‘Best Diet’ Rankings for 2015
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US News & World Report just released their 2015 diet rankings and no, the Cookie Diet did not win this year. Nor did Paleo, Flat Belly, or South Beach.  And the Biggest Loser wasnt the big winner (it finished 9th overall.)   The panel of diet and nutrition experts considered 35 programs and ranked them in 7 categories such as Best Heart-Healthy Diets, Best Weight-Loss Diets, and Easiest Diets to Follow.  The winner in both Best Diet for Healthy eating and Best Overall Diet: The DASH diet. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure.)  Developed by The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) it edged out the TLC Diet and the Mayo Clinic Diet.  Studies show DASH can lower blood pressure, which if too high, can trigger heart disease, heart failure, and stroke.  The diet also showed favorable results in areas like lowering bad cholesterol and preventing diabetes. Many of those benefits will be familiar to fans of Meatless Monday.  And, no surprise, in addition to having you go easy on salt the DASH diet emphasizes plenty of grains, vegetables, and fruits.  It also recommends less meat than the average American is accustomed to eating. In fact, eating less meat is something winning diets in several categories had in common, from Best Heart-Healthy Diets to Best Diabetes Diets.   Looking at the winners you also see a focus on eating more fruits and vegetables and exercising regularly. An entire category is dedicated to Plant-Based diets.  The winner:  The Mediterranean Diet .  It earned high marks in all areas of assessment from being nutritionally sound to helping you lose weight (though it wasnt designed to be a weight loss diet.) It also allows for a glass or two of wine per week (plant-based people should still get to have some fun.)  The next highest finishers in the Plant-Based category were the Flexitarian diet and the Ornish diet. User-friendliness was one of the factors experts considered in their rankings.  The easier a diet is to follow, the better the odds of sticking to it.  On that score, Meatless Monday would rank at the top.  You cant get much more simple than, One day a week just dont eat meat.  And while Meatless Monday is a movement rather than a diet, it also confers many of the benefits of the more structured plans.   That may be why its a winner for so many people worldwide. The post US News Releases ‘Best Diet’ Rankings for 2015 appeared first on Meatless Monday.

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