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10 Most Popular Diet Types

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“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ― Hippocrates

Our diet comprises the foods and drinks we consume on a regular basis. An individual’s diet is influenced by many factors, some of which are gender, culture, age, income and education. However, the important factor is, our diet affects our health and well-being. Scientific studies have shown that a healthy diet can reduce the risk of many lifestyle diseases as well as other diseases like diabetes anda cancer.

So, what type of diet is the best for leading a healthy life?

Long-term evidence suggests that most healthy diets include a large amount of fruits and vegetables and a minimal amount of fats and animal products. A low-fat diet that is rich in vegetables and whole grains prevents many diseases and improves the health. Eliminating meat and dairy products that are high in saturated fat and cholesterol helps in preventing many diseases, including certain types of cancers. It is important to choose the correct diet to derive the most benefit. According to the article titled ‘The Vegan Diet’ in nhs.uk, ‘With good planning and an understanding of what makes up a healthy, balanced vegan diet, you can get all the nutrients your body needs. If you don't plan your diet properly, you could miss out on essential nutrients, such as calcium, iron and vitamin B12’.

Some of the popular diet choices are DASH diet, TLC diet and Mind diet. All these diets claim to be beneficial to our health in different ways.

You can know more about the different types of diets by going through our ClipBook.

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Dash Diet

DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. The DASH diet encourages you to reduce the sodium in your diet and eat a variety of foods rich in nutrients that help lower blood pressure, such as potassium, calcium and magnesium.

Tlc Diet

The Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes diet (TLC) is a cholesterol lowering diet that refers to treatment, which lowers a person’s low-density lipoprotein (LDL) level and raises their high-density lipoprotein (HDL) level enough to reduce their risk of ...

Mind Diet

The emphasis is on eating from 10 brain-healthy food groups: green leafy vegetables in particular, all other vegetables, nuts, berries, beans, whole grains, fish, poultry, olive oil and wine. Meanwhile, MIND adherents avoid foods from the five unh...

Vegan Diet

A vegan diet contains only plants such as vegetables, grains, nuts and fruits and foods made from plants. Vegans don't eat foods that come from animals, including dairy products and eggs.

Raw Food Diet

The thrust of the raw food diet is the consumption of unprocessed, whole plant-based, ideally organic foods. A minimum of three-quarters of the person's diet should consist of uncooked food. Somebody who follows the raw food diet believes that the...

Paleo Diet

A paleo diet is a dietary plan based on foods similar to what might have been eaten during the Paleolithic era. A paleo diet typically includes lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, foods that in the past could be obtained by hunt...

Atkins Diet

The Atkins diet is a low-carbohydrate diet, usually recommended for weight loss. Proponents of this diet claim that you can lose weight eating as much protein and fat as you want, as long as you avoid foods high in carbs.

Dukan Diet

The Dukan Diet is a protein-based nutritional approach designed by Pierre Dukan, a French nutritionist and dietitian. The Dukan Diet, or Dukan method proposes a healthy eating plan which is based on how primitive man used to eat when we were hunte...

Mediterranean Diet

A Mediterranean diet incorporates the traditional healthy living habits of people from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, including Italy, France, Greece and Spain. Mediterranean cuisine varies by region and has a range of definitions, but...

Asian Diet

In many Asian cultures diet is related to religious practices and tradition, making it extremely healthy. Asians with access to a variety of traditional foods possess better survival record than other population groups, the world over. Unlike West...

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