If healthy eating is one of your New Year’s resolutions, the Mediterranean diet might be the plan for you.
It’s heavy on vegetables and fruit and incorporates plenty of olive oil, whole grains, and lean meats.
New rankings from US News and World Report list it as the number one diet plan — because it is healthiest overall and is easy to follow.
The diet is also associated with lower rates of diabetes and heart health. Plus, research links the Mediterranean diet to longer life spans.
For its rankings, US News and World Report evaluated 41 different diets on factors like weight loss and the diet’s effectiveness against diseases.