U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in ranking diets, just announced that for the first time, the Mediterranean diet is number one as 2019’s best overall diet.

Forty-one eating plans were analyzed and the Mediterranean diet ranked the best and easiest to follow for overall healthy eating, diabetes, and a more plant-based diet. Numerous scientific studies conclude that the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle are linked to weight loss, longer lifespans and a reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease, dementia, depression, osteoporosis and breast cancer.

Meals emphasize seasonal vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes and seafood with some seeds, nuts, dairy and poultry. The fat of choice is fresh cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil. Besides diet, lifestyle, activity, socialization and daily habits have a tremendous impact on one’s overall health.

To learn more about a modern Mediterranean lifestyle with 50 simple mouth-watering recipes for every meal (and snack) of the day, pick up (or gift) a copy of my award winning book: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet: European Secrets Of The Super-Healthy.