The Mediterranean Diet topped the list for the third year in a row as the report’s best diet for overall health. It’s also ranked No. 1 for best plant-based diet, best diabetes diet, and easiest to follow, plus a tie for first on the best diets for healthy eating list. Based on the diets of Mediterranean countries like Italy and Greece, the focus is on whole-food ingredients, with an emphasis on fruits and vegetables, healthy fats like olive oil, and lots of omega-3-rich seafood. There’s no calorie counting, but things like red meat and sweets are meant to be limited.With the addition of prioritizing an active lifestyle and social relationships, this diet tackles overall health from every angle, which makes sense, considering much of the Mediterranean is considered a “Blue Zone,” or a place in the world where people are the healthiest and live the longest. To learn more about it, check out our Mediterranean Diet guide.