The Best Diet in America
As obesity rates in America continue to climb, so do the number of trendy diets and nutrition plans. With all the diet books, infomercials, and social media sales pitches, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. Lucky for us, scientists have compared the most popular diets and discovered the best plan of action.
Dr. David Katz of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center compared the best known diets: low carb, low fat, low glycemic-index, Mediterranean, DASH, Paleo, and vegan. He determined that while none of these diets can be scientifically proven as best, there is a common theme between all of them: they all encourage followers to limit refined sugars, added sugars, processed foods, and saturated fats, and have an emphasis on plant foods.
All of the most popular diets of the day encourage people to eat minimally-processed foods close to nature, predominantly plants. In other words we should be eating more whole foods and more plants.
It really is that easy. Keep your grocery shopping to the perimeter of the store where produce and unprocessed foods are found. Fill up on foods found in nature and stick to a plan that is reasonable for your lifestyle.