For the sixth time in a row, the U.S. News & World Report has named the DASH diet as the Best Overall Diet of 2015.
The DASH diet which is short for “dietary approaches to stop hypertension” could help reduce weight, lower cholesterol and curb diabetes. It was created by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
Aside from defending its overall spot, the DASH diet also received awards for Best Diet for Healthy Eating, Best Heart-Healthy Diets, Best Diabetes Diets, and the Easiest Diets to Follow. It placed 12th in the Best Weight-Loss Diets as well.
Having a DASH diet doesn’t need exotic food included in one’s meals nor make them follow complicated instructions. It only recommends people to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, as well as low-fat dairy products, animal proteins, beans, legumes and vegetable oil. Dieters are also recommended to limit on foods that are high in saturated fat, sugary drinks and candies.
Ranking second in the Best Overall Diet for 2015 list are MIND and TLC diets, followed by a tie among the Fertility Diet, Mediterranean Diet, Weight Watcher’s Diet and the Mayo Clinic Diet in fourth place. The Flexitarian Diet ranked eighth, with the Volumetrics Diet followed by the Jenny Craig Diet in 10th place.
The Biggest Loser Diet tied with The Ornish Diet in 11th place, followed by The Traditional Asian Diet and the Vegetarian Diet in 13th place. The Anti-Inflammatory Diet, Slim-Fast Diet, and the Spark Solution Diet all tied in 15th<sup> place, followed by The Flat Belly Diet, the HMR Program and the Nutrisystem Diet in 18th place.
The Abs Diet tied with the Engine Diet, South Beach Diet and Vegan Diet in 21st place, followed by the Eco-Atkins Diet, Glycemic-Index Diet, Zone Diet and the Macrobiotic Diet in 25th.
Medifast Diet placed 28th and is followed by a tie between the Acid Alkaline Diet and the Super-Charged Hormone Diet in 30th place. The Body Reset Diet tied with The Fast Diet in 32nd place, followed by Atkins Diet and Raw Food Diet in 34th place.