US News has ranked 40 diets based on input from a panel of diet, nutrition and health experts. These are the Best Diets for 2022. Browse our diet profiles by narrowing down your results until you find the ones that are right for you. Click here.
Mediterranean Diet: This eating plan has been reviewed by US News’ team of expert panelists and deemed #1. It is generally accepted that the people living in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea live longer and suffer less than most Americans from cancer and cardiovascular ailments. The not-so-surprising secret is an active lifestyle, weight control and a diet low in red meat, sugar and saturated fat and high in produce, nuts and other healthful foods.
There isn’t “a” Mediterranean diet. Greeks eat differently from Italians, who eat differently from the French and Spanish. But they share many of the same principles. Working with the Harvard School of Public Health and the World Health Organization developed a consumer-friendly Mediterranean diet pyramid that offers guidelines on how to fill your plate and maybe wineglass the Mediterranean way.