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Best diet list includes plant-based plans

I’m not a fan of diets. Despite having ghost-written many diet books over the years, I don’t follow any rules beyond basic good nutrition, or, as food writer Michael Pollan put it: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”

But there are many sensible prescribed eating plans out there (let’s not call them “diets” which implies a clear ending point after a weight loss goal is reached). US News & World Report has released its annual diet rankings, which for the first time include the best plant-based diets. Three of the top 10 contain no animal products at all, while the rest are nearly, though not fully, vegetarian.

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