• The U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Diets for 2022 is out
  • The diets were rated by 27 "nationally recognized experts"
  • Mediterranean Diet also ranked first in the easiest diets to follow and heart healthy diets categories

Which diets should you try in 2022? The Mediterranean diet is still number one on the list, while the popular Intermittent fasting is somewhere in the middle.

The U.S. News & World Report's ranking of the best diets for 2022 is out and the Mediterranean diet is at the top yet again as the best overall diet out of 40 different diets. This is the fifth year in a row the Mediterranean diet has featured at the top of the list.

The ranking is based on inputs from a panel of 27 experts, who analyzed the diets based on different factors such as their healthiness and how likely they are to help one lose weight.

"The reality, as frustrated dieters know well, is that dieting is hard, and frankly, most diets don't work. Some can even threaten your health," the outlet noted. "Best Diets 2022 cuts through the clutter of claims."

In the list of Best Diets Overall, the DASH and Flexitarian diets are tied for the second spot, followed by the MIND diet. The Mayo Clinic diet, TLC diet, Volumetrics diet and Weight Watchers diet are all at the No.5 spot.

The list also included the popular intermittent fasting and Sirtfood diets, with the former landing at No. 27 in the Best Diets Overall ranking, along with the HMR program and OPTAVIA diet. Sirtfood diet is tied with Raw Foods diet for the 32nd spot.

The outlet also ranked the diets in different categories. In the ranking of Best Weight Loss Diets, the Flexitarian, Volumetrics and Weight Watchers diets were all at the top spot, followed by the Vegan and Jenny Craig diets.

In the Best Diabetes Diets for people with diabetes category, the Mediterranean Diet came out on top yet again, followed by the Flexitarian, Vegan, Mayo Clinic and DASH diets.

The Mediterranean and Flexitarian diets also held the top spot on the list of Easiest Diets to Follow, while the Mediterranean and Ornish diets were tied for number one position in the list of the Best Heart Healthy Diets.

Other categories include the Best Plant-Based Diet, Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet, Best Diet For Healthy Eating and Best Diet Program.

"The most important aspect of a healthy eating plan is one that you actually stick with," Gretel Schueller, the managing director for health at U.S. News & World Report, told TODAY. "It's the one that is going to work for you, your family, your lifestyle, your budget, not just now, but six months from now, a year from now."

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Representation of the Mediterranean diet. aytalina - Pixabay