Despite the claims of an overwhelming number of diets, it is not surprising that when they are tried and found wanting, there is no choice but to eat what mother nature serves you. For natural foods are indisputably anti-inflammatory, fat burning, energy boosting and naturally diuretic. Why aren’t other diet foods?
Firstly, the Dr Dukan diet supports a high intake of proteins, which is rather hard on your wallet since animal proteins are pretty costly. Why not consider plant proteins which are cheaper, equally sustaining and multifarious in range.
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For example, for vegetable proteins, there are the avocado, broccoli, spinach, kale, peas and sweet potatoes. Legume proteins include lentils and beans, nuts and seed while grain proteins can be found in quinoa, amaranth, bulgur, brown rice, wheat germ and oat bran. Moreover, eating too much protein can cause liver and heart problems, as well as weight gain.
Further, the Dukan diet sets a limit to high sugar foods On the contrary, in a plant-based diet, there are intelligent nutrients that willregulate your blood sugar. These foods include wholegrain breads and cereals, brown rice, legumes, fruit and vegetables.
In the case of taking supplements by college students following the Dorm Room Diet, pointing out the difference between a synthetic and a natural product, is most judicious.
For instance, Jerome Rodale, taking the example of vitamin c, explained that the man-made pure ascorbic acid cannot be compared to the more balanced natural product packed with other vitamins and minerals for curative effects. Whole foods like citrus fruits, dark green leafy vegetables, guavas and papayas are always superior to those of the coal tar variety.
A paleo meal plan does not make room for grains and instead, relies heavily on ‘safe starches’ like sweet potatoes, pumpkins, yams and nuts. This is tantamount to eliminating a great food source as rice, quinoa and millet can help balance your body’s pH balance.
Further, grains are protected from all kinds of poison sprays by their husks, making them relatively safe foods to eat. For instance, the corn is protected by its sheath while the brown rice has minimal chemical exposure.
Raw Rood Diet
In addition, the raw food diet upholds the belief that healthiest foods are uncooked foods. However, the truth is that some vegetables are more digestible if cooked. Also, juicing fruits in the raw food diet will remove the fibers so much needed in digestion.
Abounding with alkalizing foods.the Chinese plant-based diet is never lacking in tofu, onions, garlic, ginger, root tubers, cruciferous vegetables and leafy greens. However it is nicely balanced by including acid-producing foods like rice and oats, pastas and breads. Nevertheless, eating too many alkalizing foods will affect your health in the long run.
To weight watchers, the Cambridge diet claims of quick weight loss is music to their ears. Totally banking on nutritionally balanced snack bars, porridges, soups, and shakes, the dieter does not have to look for any other source of nutrition.
But would not the missing raw food factor be the cause of fatigue, and bad breath; while a lack of fiber, constipation? Worse still, missing valuable grains like oats; and fruits like bananas is no cure for insomnia. Certainly, nothing beats eating whole foods and all their wonderful life-giving vitamins and minerals.
As for the Cheater’s diet, it makes no bones about cheat days on which you are allowed to eat and drink absolutely anything however unhealthy it may be for you. This strange phenomenon is called binge eating, an idea which is foreign to a plant-based diet, where you can fill up on many whole foods like the pumpkin, avocado, beans, apples and oatmeal, without piling on the pounds.
Underlying the Fasting Diet is the practice of detoxifying your body and reversing disease. Well, most whole foods detoxify as well as nourish your body so naturally that it escapes your attention. In fact, your body will detoxify itself when given enough water and fiber.
Oh, for the want of a rhyme, while it goes, ‘Oh, what a riot, Blubber’s on a diet!’