Here Are The Best And Worst Diets Of 2019

Updated at: Dec 18, 2019
Here Are The Best And Worst Diets Of 2019

According to the U.S. News rankings (best diets), Atkins falls near the bottom because of the negative impact on heart health and worries about safety

Tavishi Dogra
Healthy DietWritten by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Dec 18, 2019

There are 2 types of personalities in this world! First are those who do not believe in the notion of dieting, and the second are the ones constantly try to follow every new diet. But according to the World Report and US News, the best and the worst diets of 2019 are mentioned below. The top diets in their list include the Mediterranean diet. However, healthy foods are always necessary as it will grant you better memory, longer life, prevent chronic diseases and fight blood pressure. To a surprise, the low-carb and high fat 'the keto diet', emphasises at 38th rank (in 40 dietary variations).

The best diets for 2019

The Mediterranean diet

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Whenever we go out for Persian food, I always order Salad-e Shirazi (Shirazi Salad.) It is a simple and bright cucumber and tomato salad that’s loaded with herbs and dressed in lime juice and extra virgin olive oil! This quick no-lettuce salad is the perfect side to almost any entree. And I just love how festive it looks! I made my own version. The recipe is up on the blog. Tap link in profile and follow prompts or head to TheMediterraneanDish (dot) com #mediterraeandish #mediterraneandiet #shirazisalad #saladrecipe #salads #glutenfreevegan #eatingfortheinsta #instayum #foodblogeats #tastingtable #heresmyfood #buzzfeast #persianfood #iamwellandgood #foodaffair #eeeeeats #thekitchn #forkyeah #nomnom #homemade #kitchenhack #inseasonnow #shareyourtable #eatingwelleats #clkitchen #tohfoodie #makemore #veganfoodshare #glutrnfreelife #christamsfood

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The Mediterranean diet largely includes fresh nuts, sea and health foods, avoids sugar, red meat, and saturated fats. Moreover, it provides plenty of health benefits, which will help you improve brain and heart health, keep your weight in check, and prevent diabetes and cancer. Your food should mostly contain veggies, fruits nuts and seafood. It should have little red meat, poultry, sugar, cheese and eggs.

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Flexitarian diet

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Flexitarian ������ I absolutely love that more and more attention is being given to our impact on the environment, especially through our food choices. While a vegan diet has been touted as the ‘single biggest way to reduce impact’, that doesn’t mean that it’s the only choice for those of us who just aren’t ready or keen for such a change. A study found that greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture could be reduced by more than half if people followed a flexitarian diet! So WTF is flexitarian and how does it help? ⠀ �� Veggies, leafy greens, and plant based proteins and foods (grains, nuts, legumes, beans) as the base + bulk of your meals. Kinda like a mediterranean based diet. When I do eat animal products and meat/fish, they’re almost like a “side” dish to complement all the veg. Fibre, rainbow veg + greens are the main event but it allows flexibility to incorporate meats and fish as and when. ⠀ �� Agriculture is a significant driver of global warming, half of which comes from livestock. Recent research has also found that meat and dairy account for 83% of farmland and 60% of greenhouse gas emissions! ⠀ �� As a personal choice I avoid red meat (especially beef) and cow dairy as they are the biggest taxers on the environment. Beef uses 28 times more land and 11 times water than other meats, such pork or chicken. Matt has named us “moo-tarians” and I like it haha. If you’re not ready, try limiting red meats to once a week, and going meatless once a week (aka #meatlessmonday). ⠀ �� What does it actually look like? For so people it’s decreasing the days you eat meat, for some it’s re-focusing how you build your meals. So for example when building a lunch bowl, I throw in 2 cups of greens (spinach, broccoli, kale, etc), 1 cup rainbow veggies (peppers, beets, carrots, etc), about 1/2 - 1 cup fibre and starches (grains, sweet potato, pumpkin, etc), 1-2 tbsp nuts + seeds, and then 1 portion of protein (tofu, tempeh, beans, legumes, and occasionally fish, eggs, etc).

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The flexitarian diet is also known as a vegetarian (flexible) diet. It is essentially plant-based, but once in a while, you can have a steak. This diet entails eating regularly fruits, legumes, vegetables, and whole grains (in short, getting protein from plants). At times, you can add animal products but try to stick mostly to the zero-processed natural foods. Are you willing to turn vegetarian? Then this flexitarian diet is a good option for you.

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The worst diets for 2019

The Keto diet

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Spicy Homemade Cheesy Queso Dip with low-carb Tortilla Chips. The best thing about this Keto dip recipe is that it is incredibly easy!⁠ �� �������������������� ������������⁠ ½ ���������� ����������, ��������������⁠ �� ���������� �������������� ��������������⁠ �� ������ ���������� ���������������� ����������⁠ ��/�� ���������������� �������������� ������⁠ ¾ ������ ���������������� �������������� ������������⁠ �� ������ ���������������� �������������� ������������⁠ ���������� �������������� ������ a ���������� ������������/ ����������������⁠ In a pot, melt your butter. Add the onions and sweet peppers, sauteing for 3-5 minutes. Pour in your cream and stir. Whisk in your xanthan gum. Once your cream is thick and is bubbling, slowly stir in your cheddar cheese - one small handful at a time (make sure it melts before adding more)⁠ Add the Gruyere cheese, one small handful at a time. Add salt and pepper to taste. You can add fresh parsley and garnish with the chopped tomato (optional). Enjoy!⁠ °⁠ °⁠ °⁠ #yourketo #yourketodiet #ketofriendly #ketomealplan #nutritiontips #weightloss #like #follow #healthychoises #mealplan #nocarbs #healthydiet #ketosushi

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Keto diet makes you feel full, burns fat and cause lesser cravings, which in turn helps in quick weight loss. Keto diet also suggests in fuelling up with fats and cutting carbs completely (it helps your body when it is in a state of ketosis). You may be lured by the fleeting benefits of this diet, but note that when your body is breaking down fat into ketones, so it relies on the fat and thus helps you shed pounds. It also has negative consequences like the loss of fatigue, muscle, gastrointestinal distress and vomiting. Hence, it is desirable to preserve discretion when following the Keto diet.


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Let’s Sweet Talk �������� - I’ve cut on sugar alcohols (sweeteners) for about 6 weeks now and have been using fruit as an alternative for my sweet tooth ! Fruits & vegetables may be higher in carbohydrates, but are also a more natural source. (No one ever became unhealthy from fruits or vegetables). ———————————————————— WHAT ARE SUGAR ALCOHOLS ?? It’s a popular alternative to sugar and contains fewer calories. Sugar alcohols are partially resistant to digestion, so they act as dietary fiber in the body. Most have little to no effect on blood sugar and insulin levels, hence why it’s so popular on a ketogenic diet. ———————————————————————— TYPES OF SUGAR ALCOHOL ?? A. Healthy: Allulose, Erythritol, Xylitol, Monk Fruit. B. Unhealthy: Maltitol, Stevia in the raw (contains dextrose) , Sucrose, Fructose, Sucralose, dextrose, maltodextrin. ———————————————————————— WHY I’VE CUT THEM ?? Keto friendly / low carb cookies, ice cream, cakes, etc are such a better option than high carb foods. BUT, junk food is junk food and too much is still not healthy. Any period of time cleansing the body from sugar alcohols is great, especially for a weight loss stall. Personally, sugar alcohols were still stimulating my brain the same way as sugar does. I was having waaaay to many per day and found it as an addictive substance, with too many cravings. ————————————————————————— WHAT TO SUBSTITUTE ?? Fruits & nuts are high in magnesium, which also subsides the “sugary” cravings due to low magnesium. Or adding protein is super filling! # # #ketoweightloss #weightloss #ketofitness #ketobeginner #ketocommunity #utahfitfam #mombod #strong #fitmomsofig #workout #fitness #atkins #paleo #paleolifestyle #atkinsdiet #motivation #inspire #keto #ketofam #ketodiet #diet #lifestyle #ketogenic #ketogenicdiet #lchf #fruit #sweet #sweettooth

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Atkins diet is also known as the original low-carb diet. But now that keto is on the picture, then there is a common carb phobia among all. Are you thinking about going on the Atkins diet (low-carb diet)? The major difference between Atkins and keto is: Atkins supports more protein, whereas keto restricts it.

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