Why The Mediterranean Diet is the Best Diet (again)

For the fifth year in a row, the Mediterranean diet is the best diet overall and for great reason. Sharing why the healthiest way to live is topping charts again this year and how to create a more Mediterranean inspired diet and lifestyle in your own home.

Mediterranean Diet Ranked #1



Every year the US News and World Report publishes their ranking of current diets/trends based on a series of classifications. For the 5th year in a row, The Mediterranean Diet is the best diet overall.

You can read more about their panel of experts, judging criteria, etc in this US News and World Report article.

Not only is the Mediterranean Diet ranked #1 in Best Diet Overall, but it also received top honor in the following categories –

  • Best Plant Based Diet
  • Best Heart Healthy Diet
  • Easiest Diet to Follow
  • Best Diabetes Diet
  • Best Diet for Healthy Eating

Why The Mediterranean Diet is the Best

Year after year, the Mediterranean diet is touted as the healthiest way to live. Not only because of it’s focus on plant based foods (fruits, veggies, olive oil, nuts, seeds, legumes) but because the people that follow a mediterranean based diet live longer and have reduced instances of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, dementia and certain types of cancer.

So what makes the Mediterranean diet so great?

For starters, there isn’t really a single “diet” plan that people are told to follow. Instead, it’s a set of guidelines that you can work into your own lifestyle. The guidelines are broken down into pyramid form (pyramid via Oldways) for those that like to visual information –

Mediterranean Diet food pyramid

As you can see, the emphasis is put on filling your meals with fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils and whole grains. Then filling in less often with fish and seafood, dairy, poultry, cheese and choosing meats and sweets less often.

We also love that as as a lifestyle, it includes being physically active, social, drinking water, sleep and enjoying meals with others.

Mediterranean Diet Resources

Since there isn’t really a list of do’s and don’ts, it can be overwhelming knowing where to start. Don’t worry, we are here to help.

We have a ton of resources, recipes and information to help you create a more Mediterranean inspired diet in your own home.

The Mediterranean Diet Made Easy Cookbook

Mediterranean Diet cookbook

We published our very first cookbook in 2020 and it’s full of great tips and information regarding the Mediterranean diet. In addition there are also 75 recipes (all with photos) that are perfect for everyone from individuals to families, people who love to cook to beginners in the kitchen.

Great articles for Beginners

Mediterranean Diet Recipe Collections

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Last modified: January 4, 2022

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