The 10 Best Diets for Better Heart Health, Ranked by Cardiologists

Surprise! The Mediterranean diet falls in the third slot. Learn about the top two diets, plus the other fads that don’t quite make the grade.

Ali Redmond

Ali Redmond

Reviewed by Dietitian Jessica Ball, M.S., RD

The Mediterranean diet is often applauded as one of the best diets for overall health. It is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and seafood and legumes and light on dairy and meat (and, as a result, low in saturated fat, too, which is a topic still up for debate in the heart-health world). It’s a heart-smart way to eat, and can be beneficial in many other areas of health as well. Mediterranean dieters also tend to have lower risk for certain cancers, cognitive decline, type 2 diabetes and more.

Circling back to heart disease risk, the Mediterranean diet tied for first in the U.S. News and World Report‘s 2022

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3 Diet Tweaks To Make In May To Drop Pounds By Summer

Woman making a salad for lunch

Woman making a salad for lunch

Losing weight can certainly seem daunting, especially if you’re just starting out. So many factors play into an effective weight loss plan. And, there are hundreds of different diets for losing weight—some worse than others. If your goal is to lose weight, forget these deprivation dieting fads. Research shows that making small changes—not giant leaps—is the best way to get substantial weight loss results.

To learn more about the small changes you can make in your diet to lose weight for summer, we spoke with Leah Johnston, a registered dietitian, Trista Best, a registered dietitian at Balance One Supplements, and Mary Sabat, a nutritionist and personal trainer. They agree that eating more probiotic-rich foods, making your food at home, and avoiding processed foods are great little tweaks you can make in your diet for

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Healthy Eating Habits To Replace Fad Diets

Diet trends fade quickly, so instead of focusing on crash dieting, embrace habits that aid in long-term weight loss. Here are seven healthy eating habits you should implement into your daily routine:

Practise Portion Control

By paying attention to serving sizes and practising portion control, one can simply maintain calorie intake low and avoid overeating.

Whole Foods

Focus on eating a variety of whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein sources.

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Mindful Eating

Pay attention to your hunger and fullness signs and eat carefully to thoroughly enjoy your meals.

Cook Your Own Food

Cooking at home allows you to control the ingredients in your meals and can be a fun and rewarding experience.

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Avoid Processed Foods

Processed foods are often high in added sugars, salt, and

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