Is the Mediterranean Diet ranked the Best for 2019?

The answer is simple: YES! Is there something tastier than a salad seasoned with lemon juice, olive oil and oregano? Picture a plate full of freshly grilled veggies, cheese, big, fleshy fish and some fragrant herbs on top. Doesn’t that make your mouth water?! All this (plus more, of course) reminds us of what – the Mediterranean diet! Every year U.S. News & World Report ranks the best diets for the current year. Luckily, 2019 is the Med regimen’s time, which many people think as the goddess of gastronomy”. To determine which diet deserves the first place, a group of nutritionists, diabetes specialists, doctors and others gather and analyze. So, why did the Mediterranean diet win this year? As you know from our previous blog post, the Med regimen includes lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds, seafood and plenty of olive oil. Refined sugar and flour? No. Dairy product? Well, one can afford them from time to time, but they are not the most important part of the menu. Mediterranean diet pyramid With all this having said, isn’t it obvious why the experts listed the Mediterranean diet as a top one? Firstly, nutrition rich in fruits and vegies, grains, olives, olive oil, legumes, etc. may regulate the weight, protect the heart and other vital organs. Secondly, in contrast to most of the highly-restricted diets, the Mediterranean one is balanced. It allows people to eat a whole lot of food, but in moderate quantities. Just for you to know, the Med regimen ranks first amongst these categories:
  • Best Diets Overall
  • Best Diabetes Diets
  • Best Diets for Healthy Eating
  • Best Heart-Healthy Diets
  • Best Plant-Based Diets
  • Easiest Diets to Follow
Med regimen Here’s what Rahaf Al Bochi, an Atlanta dietitian, says about this regimen: “It’s more than a diet – it’s a lifestyle. It also encourages eating with friends and family, socializing over meals, mindfully eating your favorite foods, as well as mindful movement and exercise for a complete healthy lifestyle.” So, what do you think about the Med diet? Drop us some comments down below! Plus, if this nutritional regimen interests you, read more about it here: Eat healthy like a Greek – 5 Things from the Mediterranean Diet that you can start using today!


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