Finding a nutritious, well-balanced diet that fits in with regular living while yet providing all the health advantages may be challenging. According to U.S. News & World Report’s 14th annual Best Diets rankings, the Mediterranean diet maintained its position as the top diet for the seventh consecutive year in 2024.
U.S. News & World Report says that the conventional American diet is overloaded with saturated fat, added sugars, and salt, whereas the Mediterranean diet prioritizes nutrient-dense fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats.
People who follow a diet similar to that of the Mediterranean tend to live longer, have better overall health, and experience fewer chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease. Medical Director Denise Pate, MD, of Medical Offices of Manhattan, and a board-certified physician discuss the advantages of this diet. Read the article.