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Mediterranean diet world’s best, Keto worst: US News & World Report

Gayatri Vinayak

The annual ranking of the best diets for 2021 by US News & World Report, has declared the Mediterranean diet as the best one. This is the fourth consecutive time that the Mediterranean diet has got top rank.

The Keto diet, on the other hand, has been named the worst out of a list of 39 diets, that also includes the Atkins Diet, Weight Watchers Diet and Mayo Clinic Diet. The keto diet, along with other restrictive diets such as Whole 30, Dukan, has been ranked low for being difficult to follow, nutritionally unsound and potentially harmful for the health.  

The panel rates diets on parameters such as being relatively easy to follow, effective for weight loss, helping prevent diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

Now, more than ever, people are realising the connection between food and health. With tons of diets around, and many new fads coming up, the ranking, decided by a panel of nutritionists and experts, helps narrow down on diets and decide which is best.

Let’s take a look at ten of the best diets in the world: