Paleo Diet left in the Stone Age in 'Best Diets' ranking

Paleo Diet left in the Stone Age in 'Best Diets' ranking

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Rick Larson of CrossFit in West Sacramento, California, prepares a paleo meal in 201. U.S. News & World Report's 2014 rankings of the best diets, put the Paleo Diet dead last along side another diet they referred to as 'idiotic.'

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by Cornelius Swart, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on January 8, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 8 at 5:46 PM

PORTLAND --A list of 'Best Diets' compiled by U.S. News & World Report leaves the popular Paleo Diet in the back of the pack.

The publication looked at 32 diets and ranked them based on ease, nutrition, safety, and effectiveness for weight loss and protection against diabetes and heart disease.

Some of at the top of the crop

DASH Diet: The diet was developed to fight high blood pressure, but U.S. News & World Report said it looked like an "all-star to our panel of experts." It's the fourth year the diet topped the list. It scored the best of them all for nutritional completeness, safety and its ability to prevent or control diabetes.

TLC Diet: Standing for Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes, U.S. News said "it’s particularly good at promoting cardiovascular health."

Mediterranean Diet: This diet emphasizes fruits and vegetables, olive oil, fish, and other healthy Mediterranean-style fare.

Full list here

The once trendy South Beach diet ranked 18 and current pop culture darling, the Paleo Diet, tied for dead last with the Dukan Diet, a diet that one expert referred to as "idiotic."

 

 

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