Athens – January 10th, 2022 – With the coming of a new year, individuals rush to start a diet to become fit and healthy. However, it has been found that people stick to diets on a short-term basis.
This causes more harm than good for the body of the person. According to a cardiologist in Athens Dr. Ilham Kaffa, diet is a misused word and it means crash dieting for many people. However, it should be said that one must follow a dietary pattern for good health.
One diet is not suitable for all individuals. Genetics, income, psychology all affect the diet followed by an individual.
According to Dr. Ilham Kaffa “Healthy eating is following a personal approach and not resorting to a popular diet format. It means making taking into account the outcomes of the diet, health outcomes in the long run and the kind of food that the person can afford and sustain in the future”.
The Mediterranean diet has been one of the most popular diets followed by people. It ranks high in the category for best diet overall and the best diet for healthy living. This diet has been described as a way of living.
The DASH (Dietary Approaches To Stop Hypertension) and Flexitarian diets were the other popular diet formats. The DASH diet contains fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. It helps in lowering hypertension by reducing sodium levels in the body. The Flexitarian diet is described as a vegetarian diet with flexibility.
“Commercial diet programs cannot be followed by individuals for a long time. As a result of that, it has high recidivism rates. Instead, it is better to check the health conditions of the person, check his/her eating habits, and then suggest a diet that the person can stick to and follow,” added Dr. Ilham Kaffa.
Best Diets Overall
1. Mediterranean Diet
2. DASH Diet (tie)
2. Flexitarian Diet (tie)
4. MIND Diet
5. TLC Diet (tie)
5. Mayo Clinic Diet (tie)
5. Volumetrics (tie)
5. WW (Weight Watchers) (tie)
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