5 Best diets for healthy living - Koshys Hospital Bangalore


5 Best diets for healthy living

There are several diets found online related to weight loss and fitness, but not all may be healthy for everyone. Our body requires a certain amount of fibers, vitamins and other essential proteins on a daily basis to stay functional. A weight loss diet may omit these necessities. So we have compiled for you a list of diets and the benefits they have on your body.

DASH Diet:

Benefit:  Prevents and lowers high blood pressure or hypertension

How: It concentrates on nutrients that help fight high blood pressure like potassium, calcium, protein and fibers.

The diet: The Dash diet is usually comprised of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and low fat dairy. Following this diet for all three meals helps maintain the metabolism of the body and keep you fit. Of course following this diet means limiting the consumption of foods that are high in saturated fat, such as full dairy items and sweet food items and beverages.

The Mediterranean Diet:

Benefit:  Good for the brain and heart, actively helps in preventing cancer and diabetes.

How:  Cutting down on red meat and sugar

The diet: The Mediterranean diet includes meals rich in nuts, vegetables and lighter proteins like chicken or sea food. This combined with a 20 minute workout can help you feel younger even when 60.

The TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes) Diet:

Benefit: Cuts down on cholesterol and preventing chances of a heart stroke

How: Cutting down on fat

The diet: The TLC diet aims at the consumption of more fiber rich foods like peas, broccoli etc and completely cutting down on saturated fats like whole milk products and fried foods.

MIND Diet:

Benefit: Can be a major factor in preventing the Alzheimer’s disease. Consists of food items that are healthy for the brain.

How:  Brings together the DASH and Mediterranean diet, with focus on food items that are rich in nutrients that are good for the brain.

The diet: The diet includes an abundance of green, leafy vegetables, whole grains and protein rich meals like sea food and poultry.

Volumetric Diet:

Benefit: Weight Loss

How: By substituting fatty foods with energy rich food.

The diet: This diet completely omits any fatty food like sugar, or fried stuff. The entire diet is based on fresh fruits and vegetables that can fill you without filling the calorie bank.