Angela Haupt, managing editor of health at U.S. News and World Report said there are “no surprises about which diets perform well here and that’s because we all know which foods we’re supposed to be eating more.”
She added, “Across the board, the top diets overall allow for flexibility and some freedom.”
The most sensible and nutritionally sound diet
It simply means following the traditional eating pattern of people living in the Mediterranean region such as Greece, France and Italy.
This eating pattern heavily focuses on including more green produce, legumes, nuts and olive oils into your diet. Dairy products are consumed in moderation, while people need to cut back on poultry and red meat.
“Having a glass of wine is just fine, too,” according to Haupt. “On an average day, you might have smoked salmon for breakfast, or maybe a slice of whole-grain toast with half of a mashed avocado. Lunch could be gazpacho soup or a spiced lentil salad, and then for dinner, perhaps penne pasta with roasted cherry tomatoes, olives, capers and pine nuts.”