Nutrition experts ranked the best diets to try in 2018 — here are the top 11

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If you’re trying to prioritize healthy eating habits in 2018, remember that not all diets are created equal. Often, the ones that garner the most attention aren’t the best.

For its annual list of the best diets, US News & World Report ranked 40 eating plans based on criteria including how easy the diet is to follow, its effects on weight loss (both short- and long-term), how nutritional and safe the diet is, and how well it helps prevent diabetes and heart disease.

The ranking drew on the expertise of a panel of dietitians and nutritionists, but didn’t account for the costs associated with the diet plans or how exercise fit into the programs.

Here’s which diets ranked above the rest to make the top 10.

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No. 10 (tie): Vegetarian diet

The vegetarian diet is simple: no meat allowed. Ideally, meat is replaced with other sources of protein, as well as fiber-packed veggies, fruits, and whole grains to help keep you feeling full.

Unlike a vegan diet, which ranked 19th on the US News & World Report list, vegetarians can eat animal products like milk and eggs, which can be good sources of protein.

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No. 10 (tie): The fertility diet

The aim of the fertility diet is to help women who are having problems getting pregnant. Developed by Drs. Jorge Chavarro and Walter Willett of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the fertility diet includes 10 science-backed steps to help boost fertility in women. The steps emphasize eating vegetable proteins and oils and drinking whole milk. The plan also suggests taking a multivitamin that contains folic acid.

The diet was named one of the easiest to follow.

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No. 9: Ornish diet

Developed by Dr. Dean Ornish, this diet looks at food on a "spectrum," with some things being healthier than others — essentially, the less processed the better. The diet emphasizes whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and some types of fatty foods containing omega-3 fatty acids.

The diet was ranked one of the best for heart health.

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