U.s. News Ranks Best And Worst Diets

It earned especially high ratings from our experts for its nutrition and safety and as a tool against diabetes. Experts found it moderately effective for weight loss.

Quit ‘one-nutrient’ diets, pick meals with variety

I personally think that avoiding these foods is what is causing the apparent benefits. I am 100% certain that a plant-based diet that includes at least a little bit of animals (the occasional whole egg or fatty fish, for example) will be much healthier in the long-term than a diet that eliminates animal foods completely.

Five reasons vegan diets are terrible

Each time a theory or hypothesis gains popularity, fad diet solutions appear. In addition, they become a significant profit centre for the food industry busily adopting to make products sugar free, fat free, low fat and bring with it sugar and fat substitutes. The real problem is the one-nutrient-at-a-time-fad-diet approach. Variety is an important principle of healthy eating. Combining different food groups and encouraging variety within each group is one way of ensuring that your body gets all the nutrients it needs. For instance, having dieting multigrain flour chapati with vegetables, dal and yogurt is far superior nutritionally than just doing a wheat chapati with vegetables within the same calories. While, such diets may help you lose weight because of reduction in your daily intake due to elimination of numerous foods and food groups, but they are based on non-scientific principles. Foods, more often than not, are a combination of nutrients including carbohydrates, proteins and fats in various proportions. For example, cereals, pulses, dairy products and nuts are a combination of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Therefore, there is no reason to believe that they cannot be digested in the body successfully. Elimination of one nutrient such as carbohydrates, sugars or fat, also is deleterious to health.


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