The best diets of 2016 have been ranked and revealed by U.S. News & World Report — see exactly how the DASH Diet can help you lose weight in just two weeks below. SHOP the book now.
For the sixth year in a row, the DASH Diet was named the number one overall diet by U.S. News & World Report. The list is ranked by experts nutritionists and physicians, and examines a variety of factors. See why DASH keeps winning the top spot and how you can follow the diet right here.
DASH ranked well across the many categories, including being named #1 in best overall diets, #1 in best diets for healthy eating, #2 in best diets for diabetes and #3 in best diets for heart disease.
According to U.S. News, the DASH Diet‘s main aim is “preventing and lowering high blood pressure (hypertension).” The pros are that it is great for your heart and nutritionally sound. Cons are that it can be time-consuming to figure out what and how much to eat, and it’s somewhat costly.
Main objectives of the diet are to fill up on lean protein, low-fat dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole greats, as well as cutting back on salt. You should also limit or eliminate sweets, sugar and red meat. Although this is very beneficial for your health in general, it can also aid in weight loss.
Women 21 to 25 should aim for 2,000 calories a day while women 26 to 50 should aim for 1,800. Sample menu items include vegetable filled omelets, grilled chicken, salmon, bran flakes, minestrone soup and plain greek yogurt. You should minimize salt and sugar — add fresh fruit to your diet for some natural sweetness. See more menu items here.
Best Diets By US News In 2016 — DASH Named Best Overall Diet
DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension and obviously works wonders, since it keeps winning the top spot.
Other diets that fared well in the overall diet category are the MIND diet, which at number 2 is a new addition to the 2016 list. The aim of MIND is “preventing Alzheimer’s disease with brain-healthy foods.” MIND tied for the second spot along with the TLC diet, which main focus is to “lower your ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol by 8 to 10 percent in six weeks.” Other popular diets are The Biggest Loser diet, which took the number one spot in fast weight loss diets.
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