Mediterranean, DASH, Flexitarian Top List

Susan S. Johnson

For the fifth year in a row the Mediterranean diet ranks as the overall best diet according to U.S. News & World Report’s best diets for 2022. DASH, a way of eating focused on lowering blood pressure, and flexitarian, a modified vegetarian diet, tied for second place in overall diets.

Of the 40 diets, the experts examine across nine different categories, the top five overall diets are:

  1. The Mediterranean diet
  2. DASH and flexitarian (tie)
  3. The MIND Diet
  4. WW (formerly Weight Watchers), TLC Diet, Volumetrics and Mayo Clinic Diet (tie)

The experts are not surprised that the top

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Mediterranean diet named best diet for 2022 | Health

Susan S. Johnson

It’s a winning streak that just won’t quit. For the fifth year in a row, the Mediterranean diet was first across the finish line in the annual race for best diet, according to ratings announced Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.

Coming in a close second, in a tie: The DASH diet, which stands for dietary approaches to stop hypertension and emphasizes reducing salt intake; and the flexitarian diet, which encourages being a vegetarian most of the time — but is flexible enough to allow a burger once in a while.

All three of these diets

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