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Best Plant-Based Diets
Plant-based diets are good for the environment, your heart, your weight and your overall health. U.S. News defines plant-based as an approach that emphasizes minimally processed foods from plants, with modest amounts of fish, lean meat and low-fat dairy, and red meat only sparingly. The experts who rated the 11 diets below put the Mediterranean diet at the top of the list. Among the qualities considered were each diet’s ability to deliver weight loss, provide good nutrition and safety, and be relatively easy to follow.
Among plant-based options, the raw food diet failed to impress. Experts championed its ability to deliver weight loss, but they judged it extremely difficult to follow and gave it only about 2 out of 5 possible points for nutritional completeness and safety.