Health/Medicine: Understanding Your Diet

2031028028Diets can be described as a kind and amount of food eaten for a particular purpose. Different diets in the world have all their different purposes like losing weight, achieving longevity, lowering cholesterol, and sometimes even to gain weight. To some extent, the belief that eating fatty foods makes one gain excess fat have been proven to be false after some recent studies. It has instead been proven that it is not what you eat, but the amount you eat that matters more. Every good diet must contain essential nutrients. These essential nutrients include Carbohydrates, Vitamins, Minerals, Fats and Proteins, and a combination of all of these can play a significant role on your health. Some of the most popular diets are:

Vegetarian diet

To a vegetarian, eating meat or attempting animal protein is forbidden. Though, vegetarianism is practiced in different ways. There are those that eat animal products like eggs and diary food, and there are those who don’t. People who practice this are sometimes exposed to Vitamin B12 deficiency.

Semi-vegetarian diet

Eats meat occasionally and eats fish, but mostly eats organic.

Weight Control diet

This is practiced to control calorie intake and getting rid of excess calories in the body by abstaining from food. This has not exactly been most effective for weight loss.

Crash diet

Extreme and drastic change in eating. It is sometimes introduced to control eating habits.

Medically based diet

They are prescribed and recommended by medical practitioners to people who are facing certain health challenges.

Dieting differs depending on culture and beliefs. While some think that a particular diet is perfect, to the other it might be poison. Everyone knows the benefits of eating healthy food, but not everyone understands that it’s the way it is eaten that also matters. There are criteria to know a good and healthy diet, which is making sure the essential nutrients are complete.