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Articles about diet

Pets & Animals
by tekaha
7 years ago
Raw Food Diet for Dogs

This article outlines the benefits of a raw food diet for dogs.

Health
by Gym Warrior
8 years ago
What is The 180 Diet?

The 180 Diet is a carb-cycling diet. It was engineered for the competitive bodybuilder, but it can be used for anyone wishing to lose fat or gain lean muscle.

Health
by LilBlackDress
10 years ago
How to Do the 400 Calorie Fix Diet

The latest rage in diets is the 400 Calorie Fix Diet. The diet introduced on the Rachel Ray show by the editors of Prevention is a simple way to control calories, eat nutritiously and lose weight.

The premise behind the diet is simple. Eat 400 calories 4 times a day....

Health
by robo989
6 years ago
Flaws of a Vegan Diet - The Most Important Article You Will Ever Read About Veganism

Many articles will explain the abundant benefits of a vegan diet. Enthusiasts about the vegan diet often do not mention the flaws of their diet and many vegans at one point develop health problems such as periodontitis, diarrhea, blood sugar and mental health issues. One of the most dangerous movements in recent times is the so-called 'raw veganism movement'. Raw veganism can be severely deficient in essential nutrients, and its many problems are often not mentioned. So called leaders in the field of vegan movements (Brian Clement, David Wolfe) claim to drastically increase longevity without mentioning the problems of complete avoidal of animal products. The food pyramid is strict and most of the time based on nuts/seeds, plant oils, fruits and vegetables. This article does not deny that a very well planned vegan diet can be sufficient in essential nutrients but will summarise the 3 flaws that are often overlooked when planning a vegan diet and can cause harm to the health of a person following the vegan diet. Flaw #1: Phytic acid Phytic acid is an anti-nutrient found in the majority of the plant-based foods of a vegan diet. This molecule is known as a mineral chelator and will draw minerals out of the body. But the real dark side about phytic acid is its effect on the teeth, a study performed by Drs. Mellanby demonstrated the drastic effect of three different diets on teeth cavities: Group One: Regular diet high in phytic acid Group Two: Regular diet high in phytic acid plus vitamin D Group Three: Diet low in phytic acid plus vitamin D Effect of phytic acid in the formation of cavities . The diet high in phytic acid was correlated with bad oral hygiene and a formation of cavities. Phytic acid is abundant in grains and nuts and when consumed in excess can harm the teeth. Diet 1 was very low in phytic acid and was found to have a drastic improvement in oral hygiene. Flaw #2: Bacterial infections Vegetables contain high amounts of bacteria that are only removed during cooking. In 2011 an outbreak of E.Coli O104:H4 in Germany caused 50 deaths and 3146 bacterial infections. Vegan enthusiasts often protect this flaw by explaining unscientific methods to remove the micro organisms such as soaking or rinsing with hydrogen peroxide. The only way however to remove these harmful bacteria is by cooking your food. E.Coli strains Flaw #3: Deficiency in L-carnitine, choline and DHEA L-carnitine is only found in meat and although the body can produce its own carnitine in the liver, a deficient diet can lead to a reduced amount of nitric oxide being produced in the blood vessels. Nitric oxide acts as a vasolidator, effectively reducing blood pressure and supporting endothelial function. Pathway of carnitine production in the liver and its role in the mitochondria Carnitine is produced in the liver and is important in fatty acids oxidation, assisting the mitochondria to make energy. Choline found in eggs is an essential nutrient for proper brain functioning and is often deficient in a typical vegan diet. Choline is one of the most important factors in mental health and aids in stress reduction and brain development. When consuming a strict vegan diet supplementation of fish oil is recommended to obtain normal levels of DHEA, this prohormone is crucial for our general health and low levels are correlated with an increase risk in heart disease and diabetes. Benefit #1: Increase in energy levels Many vegans report an increase in energy while consuming a vegan diet. A vegan diet, especially raw is abundant in enzymes and very high in fiber. Spinach and lettuce contain prebiotics leading to regular bowel movements and a more efficient digestion. A vegan diet increases dopamine levels in the brain leading to a more productive mindset. Benefit #2: Reduced risk of heart disease Animal products, especially meat contains L-methionine, saturated fat, cholesterol and arachnid acid. By replacing meat with vegetable oils the heart disease driving compounds found in meat are avoided and the risk of developing atherosclerosis is lowered. A vegan diet in addition is especially low in salt leading to lower blood pressure and less strain on the endothelial cells of the inside lining of the arteries.

Health
by MLangley
10 years ago
How to Eat a Low-Carb Vegetarian Diet

Many people have found that a low carb diet works well for them. How can you eat low carb while avoiding meat products, however? Meat is often the cornerstone of a low carb diet. For people who want to eat a vegetarian diet, eating low carb is still possible. You...

Health
by anders
10 years ago
How to alkalize your diet

The alkaline diet is gaining popularity due to its health benefits and simplicity. People eating an alkaline diet do so with the aim of improving the pH balance of their bodies. Eating an increased amount of alkaline foods helps counteract the negative health impacts of eating a highly acidic diet...

Health
by WicKeD
5 years ago
What Is A Paleo Diet?

Heard the words Paleo Diet? What does this diet actually entail? Read on to find out once and for all!

Health
by Serenity2010
7 years ago
Weight Loss Meals Delivered: Food Delivery For Weight Loss

Great diet meals delivered to you home regularly with Focus28 Diet

Health
by debbiescherer
7 years ago
Is There A Way To Make Fad Diets Work?

Fad diets have a bad reputation and as the name implies any losses are short lived, is there a way to make any of these diets work? Read to find out a few tips that can help.

Health
by ParaGod
9 years ago
HCG Diet Information: The Basics and Beyond

Considering trying the HCG diet? Read this article to find out the basics and what you can expect.

Health
by rfcamat
8 years ago
Review of Atkins Diet Plan: A Low Carb Diet Plan

Learn about Atkins Diet PLan, a low carbohydrate diet plan. Find out if this is the diet plan for you.

Health
by ddamron44
9 years ago
Difference Between Diet and Dieting

When the word Diet is brought into discussion, the first thing most people think of is the latest and greatest (?) fad to losing weight fast. However, a diet shouldn't consist of pills, starvation, and unbalanced consumption of nutritional needs. It should bring into play the way our grandparents...

Health
by Von Rosenberg
6 years ago
Paleo Diet Plan for Beginners

Is the Paleo Diet right for you, or should caveman fare be left to the Neanderthals of pre-history? Find out what the paleo-buzz is all about!

Health
by Serenity2010
8 years ago
Fat Flush Diet Plan Review: The Fat Flush Diet Plan Pros and Cons

The Fat Flush Diet Plan is very popular, but is it the right choice for you and your weight loss goals?

Health
by Serenity2010
8 years ago
Best Natural Diet Pills THAT WORK For Men And Women 2012

A look at the best natural diet pills for 2012 for both men and women

Technology
by Lithium77
8 years ago
Weird Science: Diet Coke and Mentos

The Diet Coke and Mentos Eruption is probably the most well-known and popular experiments of modern times. It is a highly entertaining, easy experiment that can be performed by all, young and old. Kids and big kids at heart will enjoy the intense geyser caused by only two ingredients. Note, if you are planning on doing this experiment yourself to see it, make sure you do it outside, as it is guaranteed to make a mess.

Health
by x3xsolxdierx3x
7 years ago
6 Awesome Ways to Find Motivation for a Successful Diet

For some people, eating right and sticking to a diet is a simple thing to do. While for others, when you start a diet, it can be a constant struggle. You may find yourself wanting to give up your diet every day that you are on it and this will cause you to become very unhappy with yourself. If you are having trouble finding the motivation you need to eat healthy and to stick to the diet so you can lose the weight you've been wanting to so badly, here are some tips that will help you find the motivation you need. 

Health
by bluecat
10 years ago
Nutrisystem: Weight Loss Diets That Work

Nutrisystem is one of those weight loss diets that work for many categories of people. We are going to see what makes it different from all fad diets that only lead to the yo-yo effect, when overweight persons lose weight in the beginning, only to get even bigger after...

Health
by Serenity2010
8 years ago
How To Design A Green Diet To Lose Weight Quickly

You can lose weight quickly by designing a healthy green diet.

Health
by Larah
6 years ago
HCG Diet As Featured On Doctor Oz TV Show

Featured several times on Dr Oz show, the HCG diet is one of the most controversial weight loss program existing. Created 60 years ago by British endocrinologist Albert T. W. Simeons, who affirms that individuals who have HCG hormone injected in their body and maintain a strict 500 calories per day diet, will lose considerable amount of fat, in a very short amount of time and with no exercise. Is this fiction or reality? This article explains it all. , this diet has captured The scientific consensus is that any weight loss reported by individuals on an "HCG diet" may be attributed entirely to the fact that such diets prescribe calorie intake of between 500 and 1,000 calories per day, substantially below recommended levels for an adult, to the point that this may risk health effects associated with malnutrition

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