Surprise, surprise! The best diet for 2019 isn't Keto

by Ysa Singson for Cosmo.ph
Jan 12, 2019
<p>Mediterranean diet is high in fruits and vegetables.</p>
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Diets? In 2019? Yes, really.

While we reject the notion that women should restrict themselves to achieve a certain look to be able to love themselves, we can't deny that there is still a difference between good calories and not-as-good-even-though-they-make-you-happy calories.

In 2018, everyone was talking about the Keto diet; some even coupled it with Intermittent Fasting. If you need a diet to guide you to healthier eating, we're all for giving it a try.

The US News and World Report ranks diets every year, and for 2019, they are recommending a classic: the Mediterranean diet.

If you're wondering how the Mediterranean diet landed the top spot, the decision was made by a panel of nutritionists and specialists in heart health, weight loss, and diabetes. These experts reviewed a total of 41 diets.

What exactly makes the Mediterranean diet the best? Historically, people who lived near the Mediterranean sea had a diet that was centered on fresh produce, nuts, and other healthy fats—one that's safe for people of all ages.

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Those who follow this diet stay away from processed foods, eating healthy fats like salmon, olive oil, and avocado. It's probably why the diet is known to improve one's heart health, and even lower bad cholesterol, and prevent diabetes.

But the real reason why this diet sounds amazing is that you can still drink wine! Cheers to a healthier 2019!

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This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the PEP.ph editors.

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