We’ve heard about Keto, Paleo, Pegan and many other tips and tricks on how to lose weight while also being healthy. But with so many trends out there, what should you choose?
If your New Year’s resolution is to be healthy and stay fit, check out these best diets of 2019.
The Most Popular: The Mediterranean Diet
The perfect diet and an all favorite for many years, filled with fruits and veggies and olive oil, has been linked to longevity and better health. It also includes fish and nuts.
A Diet For Blood Pressure: DASH
DASH was designed for people that want to lower blood pressure – the name stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. It focuses on cutting sodium intake and eating foods that contain potassium, calcium, and magnesium which lower blood pressure. The foods included are fruits, veggies, low-fat dairy, whole grains and a moderate intake of lean protein.
According to Times, this diet is for the “flexible vegetarians,” who try their best to only eat plant-based foods, but sometimes would also eat meat. Studies show that this diet helps in weight loss programs and lowers the risk of chronic illnesses like heart disease, type 2 diabetes or cancer
This diet is a combination of the DASH and Mediterranean diet, which is perfect for brain health.
One thing all these diets have in common is to eliminate highly processed food and focus more on eating fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains, nuts, and seeds, added the founder of the lifestyle medicine and wellness programs (Atlanta’s Emory University), Dr. Sharon Bergquist:
“These minimally processed plant-based foods affect our health in a very deep way. They reduce inflammation, reduce oxidative stress, balance our gut bacteria, and they’re getting at the root cause of disease… It’s the same consistent theme that helps with overall health.”
Andre Blair s is the lead editor for Advocator.ca. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.) from the School of Public Health, Department of Health Administration, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Andre specializes in environmental health, but writes on a variety of issues.