What Type of Diet is Right for You? Mediterranean? Ketogenic? Vegan?Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Oct 13, 2018
Fact not Fad
There is no shortage of diet names to confuse us all. We want to be healthy and want to go beyond just a gimmick or trend. Dr Aron surely knows fact from fad, she prescribes diets to all her patients. So here are some simple facts about what makes a diet healthy, and why it should matter to you.
“Diet is the single most significant risk factor for disability and premature death.” — American Family Physician
Well … That seems like a pretty good reason to care about your diet.
Across the board evaluation of clinically viable food plans favor higher percentage of vegetables, limiting sugars, and replacing processed grains with whole grain sources. Important to note is that juices are not considered a proper replacement for real fruits and vegetables due to their higher glycemic index and loss of healthy fiber in processing. Likewise, potatoes fall into the carb camp not as veggies.
Making the proper substitutions can be challenging yet the clinical outcomes are meaningful in that your diet can push back on risk factors for cardio-vascular diseases, high blood pressure, obesity, and of course, diabetes.
What to do next
Fundamentally, maintaining proper nutrition is key, via proper balanced diet and appropriate food choices. Dr Aron can advise you of any items you are not sure if suitable for your weight loss progress as well as for your life.
Visit her medical practice at WeightLossNYC.com to learn more.
Sources: American Family Physician; Twitter author jokes
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