These Are the 5 Best Diets for 2019, According to Experts

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The ketogenic, or keto, diet, which focuses on high-fat, low carbohydrate eating, jumped 11 spots to tie for the No. 2 ranking for Best Fast Weight Loss, showing the diet works for weight loss but may not be sustainable or healthy, according to Haupt.

While no single diet is best for everyone, U.S. News' expert rankings are meant to promote the eating styles most likely to improve health and steer people away from misguided diet plans - like the last-place Dukan diet, a restrictive, high-protein system.

The Mediterranean Diet won out, because judges felt it was effective, affordable and easy to stick with. It also had to be proven to help prevent heart disease and diabetes.

The Mediterranean diet was named the best eating plan for 2019, according to an annual ranking by U.S. News and World Report published Wednesday.

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She says the Mediterranean Diet is based on the cuisine of the Mediterranean region, which includes lean proteins such as fish and beans, as well as healthy fats, whole grains and a large amount of plant-based foods, like fruits, vegetables and legumes.

Red meat and sugary foods are very limited, but adding red wine is alright in moderation. Because of new research regarding the Mediterranean diet, such as findings that it could lower the risk of dementia and aggressive prostate cancer, it took the lead for 2019.

Flexitarian is a marriage of the words "flexible" and "vegetarian".

Although the popular Keto diet ranked high for fast weight loss, it landed way down on the Best Diets list - tying for number 38. The diet was promoted by dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner in a 2009 book that says you can reap the benefits of a plant-heavy diet even if you eat meat occasionally, according to U.S. News and World Report.

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Designed by researchers from the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, the aptly named MIND diet was developed specifically for brain health.

A 2018 study found the DASH diet can reduce the risk of depression later in life.

In third place, is something new called the Flexitarian Diet.

The plan focuses on fruit, vegetables, whole grain, lean protein and low-fat dairy and eliminates foods high in fat and sugar-sweetened drinks and candies, according to U.S. News and World Report.

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Doctors say healthy weight loss is just one to two pounds per week. It assigns points aiming for nutritious foods with fewer calories.

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