On the top of the scale is DASH diet which was created by Marla Heller, and since it appeared one or two years ago, it is always on the top of “the healthiest diets” scale.
Here are the ten most popular diets 2014:
Dietary Approsaches to Stop Hypertension diet is supported by the American medical organizations, and it is primarily intended to lower the blood pressure and to change the eating habits. It also prevents the development of diabetes.
This diet has two phases, the first phase lasts for two weeks, and it is based on the Mediterranean diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables, whole grains and low fat dairy products.
2. TLC Diet
Therapeutic Lifestyle Change or TLC Diet is intended for people who have high cholesterol and are at risk of heart diseases. With this diet you should lower the bad cholesterol by eight to ten percent in six days, and it is based on low-calorie ingredients high in fiber. If you choose this diet, you should have a lot of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, low fat dairy products and fish on your table.
3. The Mayo Clinic Diet
This diet puts the fruit, vegetables and whole grains on the bottom of the food pyramid. You should eat these as much and as often as you can, and what is essential for this diet is the good breakfast and at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day.
4. Mediterranean Diet
Fish, fruit, vegetables, olive oil… This diet is easy to follow in our regions and it will improve the health of the brain and the heart, it will effectively prevent the development of cancer and it will put the diabetes under control.
5. Wight Watchers Diet
The basic rule is – eat less but eat what you want. There is no restriction in the choice of the food, but there are restrictions in the “points”. Each food is assigned a number of points and in order to lose weight you should remain within a certain number of points. For example, fruit and vegetables are assigned with zero points, which means that you can eat as much as you want. Highest number of points is assigned to prepared foods so, it should be limited.
6. Flexitarian Diet
Are you already familiar with fruit, vegetables and whole grains? This diet is also based on the healthy choices, and the experts say it is an excellent plan for the whole family. Flexitarian is actually a term derived from the English words “flex” and “vegetarian”.
7. Volumetrics Diet
This is an unusual diet and the emphasis is on water. This is a low-energy diet and its basic principle is to prevent the starving (therefore to eat less) if we eat ingredients with low energy density. Therefore, on the menu there is water and every ingredient which is high in fiber.
8. Jenny Craig Diet
The process of losing weight can be based on the lower intake of calories, lower amounts of fat and smaller portions. The nutritionist Jenny Craig was very successful with her carefully organized menus that will act on all three battlefields so the diet can bring you the desired results.
9. Diet according to “The Biggest Loser” show
The creators of this diet say that the low-calorie food will save you from the extra weight. It is also recommended to be more physically active.
10. Ornish Diet
This diet puts the quality of the ingredients in the first place and not the quantity or calorie value, and the food is divided in food that we should always eat, food which is sometimes allowed and food which is not allowed at all, which we should avoid.
The list of forbidden ingredients: meat, oil, sugar, nuts… You should always eat fruit, vegetables and grains.