U.S. News & World Report Reveals Best Diets For 2020

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today released its annual assessment of the year's Best Diets. For the millions of Americans making health-related resolutions for the New Year, the Best Diets platform offers rankings, data and information on 35 diet plans to help people across the country achieve their health goals.


For the third consecutive year, the Mediterranean diet remains the No. 1 Best Diet Overall. The popular and easy to follow Mediterranean diet focuses on eating less red meat, sugar and saturated fat while incorporating more produce, nuts and whole grains into your daily regimen. The diet also took the top spot in four other lists: Best Diets for Healthy EatingEasiest Diets to FollowBest Diets for Diabetes and Best Plant-Based Diets. Once again, the DASH Diet, which aims to prevent and lower hypertension, lands at No. 2, tying with the Flexitarian Diet, which ranked No. 3 last year. Expert panelists awarded the Flexitarian Diet high ratings for nutritional completeness and safety, noting it's a practical and healthy eating plan supported by clinical research. WW (Weight Watchers) takes the No. 4 spot as the Best Overall Diet, followed by three plans that tied for No. 5: the MIND Diet, Volumetrics and the Mayo Clinic Diet.

Weight Watchers continues to hold the No. 1 spot in the Best Commercial Diets and Best Weight-Loss Diets lists. Volumetrics ranks as No. 2 for weight loss, and Jenny Craig claims the No. 2 spot in Best Commercial Diets. The HMR Diet and Ornish Diet continue their reigns as the No. 1 Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet and No. 1 Best Heart-Healthy Diet,respectively.

Alongside the 2020 Best Diets rankings, U.S. News offers extensive wellness content plus expert analysis tailored to each specific diet.

U.S. News 2020 Best Diets Rankings
Full lists available here.

 Best Diets Overall
1. Mediterranean Diet
2. DASH Diet (tie)
2. Flexitarian Diet (tie)

Best Commercial Diets
1. WW (Weight Watchers)
2. Jenny Craig
3. Nutritarian Diet

Best Weight-Loss Diets
1. WW (Weight Watchers)
2. Volumetrics (tie)
2. Vegan Diet (tie)

Best Fast Weight-Loss Diets
1. HMR Diet
2. Optavia Diet
3. WW (Weight Watchers) (tie)
3. Atkins (tie)
3. Ketogenic Diet (tie)
3. Jenny Craig (tie)

Best Diets For Healthy Eating
1. Mediterranean Diet (tie)
1. DASH Diet (tie) 
3. Flexitarian Diet

Easiest Diets to Follow
1. Mediterranean Diet
2. Flexitarian Diet
3. WW (Weight Watchers) (tie)
3. MIND Diet (tie)

Best Diets For Diabetes
1. Mediterranean Diet
2. DASH Diet (tie) 
2. Flexitarian Diet (tie)
2. Mayo Clinic Diet (tie)
2. Vegan Diet (tie)

Best Heart-Healthy Diets
1. Ornish Diet
2. Mediterranean Diet
3. DASH Diet

Best Plant-Based Diets
1. Mediterranean Diet
2. Flexitarian Diet
3. Ornish Diet (tie)
3. Vegetarian Diet (tie)
3. Nordic Diet (tie)

To view the full list, visit Best Diets and join the conversation using #BestDiets on Facebook and Twitter.

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