Mediterranean Diet Take the Top Spot Again

It features simple, plant-based cooking, with a focus on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, and seeds.

U.S. News and World Report released its 2023 diet rankings this week. The Mediterranean style of eating was named the best overall diet for another year in a row. This way of eating is more a lifestyle than a diet. It features simple, plant-based cooking, with a focus on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, and seeds. Mediterranean food uses mostly extra virgin olive oil instead of butter. Studies have shown this style can reduce the risk for diabetes, high cholesterol, dementia, depression, and breast cancer. Aside from winning best overall…the Mediterranean also tied for best family-friendly diet…and best for bone and joint health. Meanwhile, the worst diet went to the raw foods diet for its lack of nutritional completeness and difficulty to follow.