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Finding the Best Diet for You

With all these new diets coming out more and more people are trying them out hoping they will heal their chronic issues. But, what may work for one person may not work for another person. You also have to factor in the cost of the diet and if it works into your budget. From Paleo, Bulletproof, Keto, Atkins, The Zone Diet, Vegetarian Diet, Vegan Diet, Weight Watchers, South Beach Diet, Raw Food, Mediterranean; the list can go on. But for this article, we’re going to be talking about the top five.

Vegan

The vegan diet is restricting any products that come from animals. So that means no meat, cheese, eggs, or anything that has to do with animals; including honey. Most people who choose to do the vegan diet for environmental and ethical reasons. Though it’s not very common people who adopt veganism for health reasons may not make it a lifestyle change.

Benefits: The diet itself is richer in specific nutrients, lowers blood sugar levels, improves kidney function, protects against certain cancers, lower risk of heart disease, reduces pain from arthritis, and much more!

Vegetarian

The vegetarian has many sectors; some vegetarians omit specific foods than others. The two most common vegetarians are lacto-ovo vegetarian and pesco-vegetarian (pescatarian).

Different types of vegetarian eat different things.

  • Lacto-ovo-vegetarians (vegetarians) avoid the flesh of all animals, both meat, and fish.
  • Lacto-vegetarians consume dairy products but no eggs.
  • Ovo-vegetarians consume eggs but no dairy.
  • Pescatarians eat fish but no meat.

Benefits: Reduces the incidence of diabetes, the risk of cataract development, cardiovascular disease, stroke and obesity, lower cholesterol, and the list goes on.

Paleolithic (Paleo)

The paleo diet consists of eating meat, fruits, and healthy fats. This diet takes us back to when our ancestors that didn’t include processed food, grains, legumes, sugar, processed oils, and dairy. This is as clean as you can get. There’s no calorie counting, and you eat when you’re hungry.

Benefits: Say bye to be inflamed; eating fruits, veggies, oils, nuts, and seeds give you anti-inflammatory benefits, you’re getting more iron in your diet for eating red meat, you get full and stay from eating a high protein and fat diet.

Bulletproof

The bulletproof diet “is a realistic approach to eating nutrient-dense fats, protein, and tons of organic vegetables to increase fat burning and send energy levels through the roof. “The Bulletproof has a roadmap of foods that are categorized by green, yellow, and red. You can eat as many of the foods that fall under the green zone, limit eating foods that are in yellow, and eat little to nothing or avoid the foods that are in red.”

Benefits: Controlled blood sugar, no more foggy brain, helps those with epilepsy, more energy, and no more being hangry, get a hold of your cholesterol, and insulin resistance.

Ketogenic (Keto)

This is that low-carb, high-fat diet that sends your body into ketosis. Glucose is used as the primary source of energy. Ketosis is a natural process the body initiates to help us survive when food intake is low. During this state, we produce ketones, which are produced from the breakdown of fats in the liver. This diet sends your body through starvation of carbohydrates.

Benefits: Increased energy (no more mid-day coffee breaks), no more foggy brain, improved cognitive function, no more digestions issues, and it slows down the process of aging.

Like I mentioned earlier, these are just a few diets and their benefits they can bring to your health. Finding which one is the best depends on your health issues and needs, but always consult a doctor on which diet is best for you.

Originally posted on Deliberate Magazine.

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