11 best diets for heart health, ranked by US News

U.S. News & World Report released its 2021 Best Diets ranking Jan. 4, which includes the top diets for heart health.

U.S. News asked a panel of experts in diet, nutrition, obesity, food psychology, diabetes and heart disease to rate 39 diets in seven categories, including nutritional completeness, safety and ability to produce short- or long-term weight loss. For more on its methodology, click here.

Here are the 11 top heart-healthy diets, as ranked by U.S. News.

Note: The list includes ties.

1. Dietary approaches to stop hypertension (DASH) diet
    Mediterranean diet
    Ornish diet

2. The flexitarian diet
    The therapeutic lifestyle changes (TLC) diet
    Vegan diet

3. Mediterranean-DASH intervention for neurodegenerative delay (MIND) diet
    Vegetarian diet

4. The engine 2 diet 

5. Dr. Weil's anti-inflammatory diet
    Mayo Clinic diet

To learn more about each diet and view the full list, click here.

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