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Harvard Studies Say Mediterranean Diet Is Best For Weight

The Best Diet For Weight Loss, According to Harvard Studies

A Mediterranean diet yields a number of health benefits, and it's been recently confirmed to be the best for weight loss. Based on five Harvard Medical studies, this diet is the most effective for shedding kilos in comparison to a low-fat diet, a low-carb diet, and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) diet. Heavy in fruits, vegetables, grains, olive oil, and beans, and low in meat, dairy, and eggs, the Mediterranean diet is also beneficial for your heart, eyes, and brain function.

Related: All the Delicious Foods of the Mediterranean Diet

Nine-hundred-ninety-eight overweight trial participants who lived on the Mediterranean diet for a year lost between four and 10 kilos. Both the low-carb and ADA diet had similar results, while those on the low-fat diet lost between two and half and five kilos. Although the article doesn't determine a single diet that's ultimate for weight loss, it does conclude that the Mediterranean diet would be the closest option because of its heart-healthy benefits.

Whether or not these findings convince you to change your ways, try at least incorporating this diet for days you want to eat clean.

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