The Greatest and Worst Diets for 2023, According to U.S. News & World Report

January, also known as diet season, has begun, and the rankings are in: The best diets for 2023 have been revealed by U.S. News & World Report. 

The victor? (Plz roll the drums.) For the sixth consecutive year, the Mediterranean diet ranks highest out of 24 diets. 

Other well-liked diets, such as the Atkins and ketogenic diets, came in last on the list of the Best Diets Overall, ranking Nos. 20 and 21, respectively.

As in previous years, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet was beaten out overall in 2023 by the Mediterranean diet.

 (In 2018, the two shared first place.) The Mediterranean diet received the highest accolades from the panel of physicians, dietitians, and nutritionists for the following reasons: 

 It receives points for its health benefits (a total of 4.6 out of 5). In fact, the Mediterranean diet also triumphed in other categories, such as Best Plant-Based Diets,

Best Family-Friendly Diets, Best Diets for Bone & Joint Health, and Best Diets for Healthy Eating (tied).

Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds, olive oil, and some lean meat and fish are the mainstays of the Mediterranean diet. 

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