We’d all love to know, “What is the healthiest diet in the world?”
It seems like a simple enough question, right? Well, it’s actually one of the most complicated questions you could ask, and you’re likely to get a different answer from every person you pose it to. Many people are fiercely loyal to diet plans that seem to work for them – be they vegan, paleo, gluten-free, or Whole 30 – these lifestyles have many advocates, but are any of them really the healthiest diet possible?
It turns out that none of those currently popular diets meet the strenuous, scientific criteria to qualify as the ‘best diet.’ Last year, U.S. News and World Report, working with a team of experts, released a list of the healthiest diet plans. There are several that received top rankings, because when it comes down to it, diets are not one-size-fits-all.
What you need to research and experiment with is, what is the best diet for you? What are your goals? Overall health? Weight loss? Lowering blood pressure or cholesterol? Consider your personality and lifestyle. Are you better with or without a lot of structure? Do you enjoy cooking? These are all things to consider.
What do all of the healthiest diets in the world have in common? Well, none of them are really “diets” in the traditional sense – they don’t have start and stop dates, because they are more of an “eating lifestyle” for overall health for the rest of your life. As always, even the healthiest diet possible won’t do much good without including physical exercise – so don’t think you can skip the gym just because you’ve cut out salt! For more tips and information on finding the best diet for you, give Wellworks For You a call!