Here’s How Health Experts Ranked 38 Of The Most Popular Diets

From HuffPost Healthy Living:

U.S. News evaluated and ranked 38 diets with input from a panel of health experts. To be top-rated, a diet had to be relatively easy to follow, nutritious, safe and effective for weight loss and preventing diabetes and heart disease. The government-endorsed Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) snagged the top spot.
DASH was developed to fight high blood pressure, not as an all-purpose diet. But it certainly looked like an all-star to our panel of experts, who gave it high marks for its nutritional completeness, safety, ability to prevent or control diabetes and role in supporting heart health. Though obscure, it beat out a field full of better-known diets.
Overall rank: 1
Overall score: 4.1 out of 5
#2 (tie) MIND Diet
The MIND diet takes two proven diets ­­– DASH and Mediterranean – and zeroes in on the foods in each that specifically affect brain health. It made an impressive debut to the 2016 rankings, shooting up to second place overall, tying with the TLC diet. It’s a healthy, sensible plan with science behind it.
Overall rank: 2
Overall score: 4 out of 5

#2 (tie) TLC Diet
Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes, or TLC, is a very solid diet plan created by the National Institutes of Health. It has no major weaknesses, and it’s particularly good at promoting cardiovascular health. One expert described it as a “very healthful, complete, safe diet.” But it requires a “do-it-yourself” approach, in contrast to the hand-holding provided by some commercial diets.
Overall rank: 2
Overall score: 4 out of 5

#4 (tie) The Fertility Diet
If you make these changes to your diet, weight and activity, you can increase ovulation and get pregnant faster – or so the claim goes. The Fertility Dietimpressed experts, receiving moderate-to-high scores across the board. It performed particularly well in the diabetes, easiness, nutrition and safety categories. Still, if getting pregnant is your aim, some skepticism is warranted. “I find it difficult to believe it can help with fertility,” one expert said.
Overall rank: 4
Overall score: 3.9 out of 5

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