US News & World Report’s list of the best diets for 2020 ranked the Mediterranean diet first for the third straight year, while the keto diet came in next to last among the 35 plans considered. The DASH diet is often recommended to lower blood pressure. Its premise is simple: Eat more veggies, fruits and low-fat dairy foods while cutting way back on any food high in saturated fat, and limit your intake of salt. The MIND diet is a combination of the Mediterranean and DASH diets that some may find a bit easier to follow, as it requires less fish and fruit. The trendy keto diet came in next to last in the ranking of 35 diets, just ahead of the obscure Dukan diet. Both diets aim for “ketosis,” a metabolic state that burns the body’s stores of fat instead of carbohydrates, the body’s natural source of energy. Due to the drastic cut in carbs, the diet can cause headaches, nausea, dizziness and fatigue, particularly in the beginning. Long-term studies on its effectiveness are lacking.
Lightbulb Moment: You know why they are spot on every year? Because they consult Registered Dietitians. Hurrah to DASH, Mediterranean, and MIND. I challenge the industry to make money on those 3…I’ll wait.
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