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Mediterranean Diet Ranked Number One

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The Mediterranean Diet is the number one best overall diet for the fourth year in a row, according to U.S. News & World Report. The Dash Diet and the Flexitarian Diet tied for the second spot, WW (Weight Watchers) remained the number four pick, followed by the Mind Diet, Volumetrics, Mayo Clinic Diet, and TLC Diet, all of which tied for number five.

Four new diets were added to the rankings this year: Noom Diet, which tied with Jenny Craig for the number three spot on the Best Commercial list; the AIP Diet, GAPS Diet and Modified Keto Diet.

"As people stay home more and move their bodies less—and grapple with the 'quarantine 15'—it's important to maintain a healthy diet and stay active," said Angela Haupt, managing editor of health at U.S. News, in a statement. "What that looks like will be different for each person. The 2021 Best Diets rankings arm consumers with up-to-date information and data to help choose the right diet based on their unique health needs or weight goals."

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