Creating a milestone of its kind, Mediterranean diet, for the fourth time in the row has been voted as the best diet regime of 2021. For all those who have no clue, the Mediterranean diet is one of the most nutritional diet recommendations ever and a spot on pick if you’re looking for a healthy diet plan.
The ranking was awarded by the U.S. News and World Report solely based on the traditional food ingredients of Mediterranean region that it's enriched with and as it is easy to follow, evidence-based, and nutritionally balanced.
Here's what makes Mediterranean diet better than its other contenders
Mediterranean diet simply amounts to follow the traditional eating pattern of people living in the Mediterranean region like Greece, Italy, France in 1960's.
This diet unlike other anti-nutrients and carbs, trends to focus on counting more green produce, whole grains, legumes, nuts and olive oils while poultry, fish and red meat consumption are limited to weekly basis.
According to American Heart Association, the average Mediterranean diet despite of containing a high percentage of calories from fat is not harmful as it comes from monounsaturated fats, such as olive oil.
Meanwhile, Dukan diet and Keto diet has been ranked as the worst diet trend by the experts.
While the prime focus of these diets is to facilitate rapid weight loss, it draws maximum criticism due to intense fasting and losing on nutritional value.
The Dukan Diet is a high-protein and low-carbohydrate fad diet devised by Pierre Dukan. The diet is often dubbed as nutritionally unsound due to its negative effect on kidney and cardiovascular health.
The ketogenic diet, also known as keto diet, is a very low carb, high fat diet that involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis.