It is indeed another “four-letter word” – diet. But it can be a good four-letter noun. Diet primarily is described as what you tend to consume daily, as a routine.
The old way of thinking that still permeates how we look at our health – is that diet means restrictions of foods, eating mostly salads, broiled chicken and fish.
Diet today means your eating lifestyle, a way of nourishing your body (and mind) to improve your well-being as you age. Every decade has its “hot diet trend” and they are becoming more lifestyle friendly – eg, keto, paleo, and even gluten-free for those who don’t have wheat sensitivities.
Keto is popular and easy, it essentially features very low carb, high-(good) fat foods and beverages, with roots in the Atkins diet. The goal is to make your body highly efficient at burning fat for energy and turns fat into ketones which is used as energy supply for the brain.
Paleo refers to paleolithic – or cavepeople – who obviously ate whole foods that were localized (hunted, gathered). It’s more about what isn’t included – sugar/high fructose corn syrup, grains, legumes, dairy, vegetable oils, trans fats, artificial sweeteners and processed foods. In other words, foods that were not available to people living in paleolithic times.
Gluten-free bans foods that such as wheat, rye and barley that contain the protein gluten, which can cause digestive disturbances and other issues; there are gluten intolerances, gluten sensitivities and of course, celiac disease.
Newer diets include intermittent fasting – which is basically eating all your foods in an 8-hour window of time and fasting for 16 hours. This is preferred by many as they feel they can enjoy more treats during the 8 hours than deny themselves comfort foods in small portions.
The goal of the MIND diet is what it sounds like – a diet rich in foods that promote brain health and cognition, lowering risk of age-related dementia. It is heavy on vegetables, fresh berries, nuts and olive oil.
Plant-based diets are not just for vegans and vegetarians. A growing number of people who enjoy meats and animal-based foods are eating more foods made from plants to be healthier.
No matter what manner of eating you select for a healthy lifestyle, you can always rely on quality dietary supplements to assist you in reaching your weight goals, maintaining your desired weight, and even help support related conditions such as blood sugar and cholesterol profile.
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You can enjoy your desired weight range, and an abundance of energy with the diet type that suits you and your lifestyle best, as well as by including proven supplements such as CitruSlim.