#1 DASH Diet
(National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)
DASH was developed to fight high blood pressure, not as an all-purpose diet. But it certainly looked like an all-star to our panel of experts, who gave it high marks for its nutritional completeness, safety, ability to prevent or control diabetes, and role in supporting heart health. Though obscure, it beat out a field full of better-known diets.
Overall rank: 1
Overall score: 4.1 out of 5