Mediterranean Diet named best for fourth year in a row

Experts reviewed research for 39 different eating plans

With its emphasis on fruits and vegetables, olive oil, fish, and other healthy fare, the Mediterranean diet is eminently sensible. And experts? assessments of it were resoundingly positive, giving this diet an (suzie long/SXC)

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The Mediterranean Diet has been named the best overall diet for the fourth year in a row.

The plant-based diet focuses on eliminating or reducing processed foods and centers on fruits, vegetables, beans, lentils, whole grains, nuts and seeds.

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Tied for second place, the DASH Diet, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension and the Flexitarian diet which encourages being a flexible vegetarian.

Weight Watchers rounds out the top three best overall diets.

US News and World Report announced the rankings on Monday after a panel of health experts reviewed research of about 39 different eating plans from medical journals, government reports and other resources.