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In nutrition, diet is the sum of food consumed by a person or other organism. The word diet often implies the use of specific intake of nutrition for health or weight-management reasons (with the two often being related). Although humans are omnivores, each culture and each person holds some food preferences or some food taboos. This may be due to personal tastes or ethical reasons. Individual dietary choices may be more or less healthy.

Complete nutrition requires ingestion and absorption of vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids from protein and essential fatty acids from fat-containing food, also food energy in the form of carbohydrate, protein, and fat. Dietary habits and choices play a significant role in the quality of life, health and longevity.

There are thousands of diets. Some are for losing weight, while others are for gaining weight, lowering cholesterol, living a long and healthful life, and many other reasons.

A diet is best described as a fixed plan of eating and drinking where the type and amount of food are planned out in order to achieve weight loss or follow a particular lifestyle.

Here are some diets that are popular in the community

1. Mediterranean diet
The emphasis is on lots of plant foods, fresh fruits as dessert, beans, nuts, whole grains, seeds, olive oil as the main source of dietary fats. Cheese and yogurts are the main dairy foods. The diet also includes moderate amounts of fish and poultry, up to about four eggs per week, small amounts of red meat, and low to moderate amounts of wine.

2. Raw food diet
The raw food diet, or raw foodism, involves consuming foods and drinks that are not processed, are completely plant-based, and ideally organic.

3. Vegan diet
Veganism is more of a way of life and a philosophy than a diet. A vegan does not eat anything that is animal-based, including eggs, dairy, and honey. Vegans do not usually adopt veganism just for health reasons, but also for environmental, ethical, and compassionate reasons.

4. Vegetarian diet
The majority of vegetarians are lacto-ovo vegetarians, in other words, they do not eat animal-based foods, except for eggs, dairy, and honey.

Studies over the last few years have shown that vegetarians have a lower body weight, suffer less from diseases, and typically have a longer life expectancy than people who eat meat.

5. Ketogenic diet
The ketogenic diet has been used for decades as a treatment for epilepsy and is also being explored for other uses. It involves reducing carbohydrate intake and upping fat intake. It sounds contrary to common sense, but it allows the body to burn fat as a fuel, rather than carbohydrates.

6. Atkins diet
The Atkins diet, or Atkins nutritional approach, focuses on controlling the levels of insulin in the body through a low-carbohydrate diet.

If people consume large amounts of refined carbohydrates, their insulin levels rise and fall rapidly. Rising insulin levels trigger the body to store energy from the food that is consumed, making it less likely that the body will use stored fat as a source of energy.

Therefore, people on the Atkins diet avoid carbohydrates but can eat as much protein and fat as they like.
Although popular for some time, the Atkins Diet comes with certain risks. Individuals considering the Atkins Diet should speak with their doctor.

A healthy diet may improve or maintain optimal health. In developed countries, affluence enables unconstrained caloric intake and possibly inappropriate food choices.

Health agencies recommend that people maintain a normal weight by limiting consumption of energy-dense foods and sugary drinks, eating plant-based food, limiting consumption of red and processed meat, and limiting alcohol intake.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans is an evidence-based information source that policy makers and health professionals use to advise the general public about healthy nutrition.



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48 Comments

  1. Won't help you. Way too much sugar. Raw vegan while eating veggies is one thing. Eating chocolate and cashew butter and sugar is just plain sad. Sad to look at. Cashew is never raw to being with anyways.

  2. After watching this and reading more testimonials I am going to have August 2018 as my raw vegan month! very excited to see the impact on my health, energy, and mind.

  3. I do agree that there are lots of plant foods that are more beneficial when eaten raw. For example onions and garlic have compound called alliinase which is destroyed by heat. Same for broccoli. When fat is heated to high temperatures (especially oils) it will oxidize and aldehydes are formed. The list goes on and on.
    That being said I don't think there's any reason to avoid some cooked foods like legumes and whole grains. They are fantastic source of complex carbohydrates (starch), minerals and vitamins. They are more dense in calories in contrast to raw vegetables which can be too low in calories for most people.

    I think legumes in particular should be eaten every day.
    -They are highest food in a type of starch called resistant starch which does not get digested in our stomach and feeds our good bacteria in our gut. In return our good bacteria produces propionate which enters our stomach and slows the absorption of food. Therefore all the foods you eat after eating legumes have lower glycemic index (second meal effect)
    -They are extremely low in glycemic index
    -Phytates in legumes prevents osteoporosis





  4. Investigate, know what veg. have what nutrients, take, check Drs. Like Fuhman, Dr. Kuhn his a cardiologist eats Vegan. Gives his heart patients two options. Surgery or few months clean. Patient eat Dr. way. artery opens enough no Surgery. three 4 months clear completely. Dr . Oz knows also. Gerson, so many more out there folks lots of facts.

  5. Doctor said he was worried about the iron levels….
    Ok ,then please explain why after eating meat and cooked vegetables my iron was always super low and only the strongest supplements could help keep it a little higher….
    After going vegan and then raw vegan for the first time in my life and im 30, my body started absorbing iron and i finally dont need those sickening vitamins anymore…..
    But to see the results you need your body to adjust and to heal itself before jumping into conclusions. And definitely eat a lot on raw food diet. One banana wont do it 🙂 So i DO recommend it to everyone. 🙂

  6. I watched this documentary thinking it would be interesting but it is really sad to see that blond woman who introduce the documentary and who seems to know lots about veganism and raw diet just asking to the people who are doing the challenge just how they feel without even giving them advices , ideas and trying to open their mind and also a little talk about the animal conditions would have also been nice. Unfortunately the persons that are trying their diet seems to do not even know all the advantages of this diet and also she's just looking at that poor guy eating one unripe banana and 3 pistachios per day and just not even saying anything to him about how much he is doing the wrong things.
    She does not even help them, she is just here like " hey just eat raw vegan during 30 days please thanks bye " , presenting 3/4 local raw & vegan restaurant and shop and bringing them once to a local market. Like is this documentary for real?
    So disappointed of this documentary honestly.

  7. The Dan guy is an idiot. We have the internet now….no excuses! —you can find tons of raw vegan recipes online that take little to no time if you do meal prep. Oh and btw: raw = no cook time. It seems to me he’s just starving himself to lose weight, which is incredibly harsh on the body. Ultimately, he’ll just gain it all back & his health will decline.

  8. Amanda can't loose weight because of all the fat in her diet! Avocados. Hummus. Coconut oil! OMG! How frustrating is that? And the solution is to eat less? Who is this "Diet Nazi!"

  9. Pretty pointless really. Taught the participants nothing. Taught the viewer very little more. There was no guidance given to them at all. There are plenty of options if you do some research. If you don't, you haven't got a clue. There's zoodles, salads, smoothies, juices, nice cream. That's off the top of my head. And there's several variations of those. These people obviously needed some help and were just left to it.

  10. Cows pigs and chickens perform a role in the cycle of life that cats and dogs don’t so it’s not logical to compare them.
    They are necessary for the turning and fertilisation of soil and then at some point be (gruesomely) eaten by animals higher up the food chain. Life sustaining life is what makes all life possible. It’s a beautiful thing.

  11. I really think they should try vegan. I have truly enjoyed the meat substitutes out there! I thought eating vegan was nuts and totally unrealistic, but after watching some videos and following vegans on IG, it isnt hard and it is fun learning new recipes. I think I might try doing 2 days a week as raw vegan.

  12. This is actually really sad and not a good way to go about being vegan or portraying a vegan diet. While being vegan is amazing for your health the main focus of being vegan is for the animals. I wish these people were taught more about why people go vegan other than health reasons. Also a raw diet is very extreme and hard to stick to. Knowing the ethical reasons for veganism are what keep me going everyday and there’s no looking back now. After knowing what I now know about the meat and dairy industry and doing so much research I could never eat anything from an animal. I just hate that at the end it’s basically stated to all viewers that a mostly vegan diet with some meat is recommended. This is awful for health and animal welfare and I truly think anyone interested in becoming vegan should do their own research or even watch some documentaries to expand their knowledge.

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