With so many different diets and constant new weight loss trends, it’s not that easy to find the perfect diet. That’s why the American news magazine “US News & World Report” publishes a new list of the best diets every year.
In 2022, 40 diets were approved by a panel of 27 experts in the fields of diet, nutrition, obesity, nutritional psychology, diabetes and heart disease examined. The following 7 categories were considered:
- How easy it is to follow the diet
- Whether the diet is suitable for short-term weight loss
- Whether the diet is suitable for long-term weight loss
- The completeness of the nutrients
- Is the diet safe?
- The potential to prevent and treat diabetes
- The potential to prevent and treat heart disease
These are the 6 best diets of 2022
6th place: TLC diet
Die TLC diet ended up in 6th place. The method developed by the American National Institutes of Health was originally intended to lower cholesterol levels in the long term.
On this diet, you primarily consume foods like chicken, fish, fruits, vegetables, grains, and low-fat dairy products. Saturated fat, such as that found in butter, cheese or red meat, should be avoided.
5th place: Mayo Clinic Diet
Die Mayo Clinic Dietwhich is often recommended to prevent type 2 diabetes, took 5th place this year.
This protein-based diet is divided into two phases. In the first phase you should try to change and get rid of bad eating habits. For example, it is only allowed to snack on fruit and vegetables. And watching TV while eating is strictly forbidden.
The second phase is about introducing healthy eating habits in the long term. The most important thing is to eat fruit and vegetables, but also whole grains, legumes, nuts and healthy fats.
4th place: MIND diet
Developed by nutritional epidemiologist Martha Clare Morris MIND diet It is a combination of the Mediterranean and DASH diets.
With this diet you eat mainly Mediterranean and antihypertensive foods. In addition, when it comes to nutrition, care is taken to integrate foods that have a positive effect on your brain, such as berries, fish, olive oil and whole grain products, into the diet.
3rd place: Flexitarian diet
This year there is bronze for the Flexitarian Diet.
The term “flexitarian” is derived from the combination of the words “flexible” and “vegetarian”. As a flexitarian, you don’t eat a completely vegetarian diet, but you consume significantly less meat and protein-rich foods such as eggs and tofu.
2nd place: DASH diet
In second place this year is the DASH dieta diet supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute originally developed for people with hypertension.
This diet is based on fruits, vegetables, lean meats and low-fat dairy products. On the other hand, you should reduce sweets, sugary drinks and foods with a high saturated fat content.
1st place: Mediterranean diet
First place – and thus the official title of the “best diet 2022” – is again occupied this year Mediterranean Diet (for the fifth time, by the way).
On this diet, you eat foods from the Mediterranean region, where the average person generally lives longer and has fewer cancers and cardiovascular diseases.
The Mediterranean diet is typically rich in fruits and vegetables, fish, olive oil, whole grains, legumes, while red meat, poultry, dairy and fowl and sweets are rarely eaten.
By the way, last place was taken by the one that is particularly popular with celebrities Dukan dietbecause it is very restrictive and difficult to follow.