Special Diets

Special Diets

Special Diets
Looking for a gluten-free diet plan? What about a detox diet? Perhaps you are lactose intolerant and need to have special diet recipes? Any time you make changes in your eating habits with a specific goal, you're on a special diet. Meal planning is especially important for these types of special diets. You need to be prepared for unexpected occasions, travel and sickness. Get the facts on these special diet plans and recipes to ensure you have success in making changes to your eating habits.

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    A health professional should be consulted before beginning any new diet. Possible side effects in a dairy free diet may include calcium deficiency, vitamin A or D deficiency or inadequate protein. Possible side effects in an egg free diet may include inadequate protein.

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    Lactose remedies

    There are many replacement food options for people who are lactose intolerant. In this video, Dr. Oz details non-dairy options as well as foods that may contain hidden lactose.


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    The macrobiotic diet was developed in the 1920s by a Japanese educator named George Ohsawa. Ohsawa is said to have cured himself of a serious illness by changing to a simple diet of brown rice, miso soup, and sea vegetables. After regaining his health, Ohsawa worked to integrate Eastern and Western philosophy and medicine to form the dietary and lifestyle principles of what is now known as macrobiotics.

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    The following are the key components of the macrobiotic diet and lifestyle:

    • Eat only organic food.
    • Eat two or three meals a day.
    • Avoid cooking with electricity or microwave; use a gas or wood stove; and use only cast-iron, stainless-steel, and clay cookware.
    • Chew each mouthful of food approximately fifty times to aid the digestion and absorption of nutrients.
    • Do not eat for at least three hours before bedtime.
    • Take short baths or showers, as needed, with warm or cool water.
    • Use grooming, cosmetic, and household products made from natural, nontoxic ingredients.
    • Wear only cotton clothing, and avoid metallic jewelry.
    • Spend as much time as possible in natural outdoor settings, and walk at least thirty minutes daily.
    • Do aerobic or stretching exercises, such as yoga, dance, or martial arts, on a regular basis.
    • Place large green plants throughout the house to enrich the oxygen content of the air, and keep the windows open as much as possible to allow the circulation of fresh air.
    • Avoid watching television and using computers as much as possible. Whole grains, such as brown rice, barley, millet, oat, corn, and rye, make up the bulk of the macrobiotic diet. The diet also emphasizes the consumption of vegetables, especially cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, bok choy, collards, and mustard greens. Beans, tofu, and sea vegetables should be eaten on a daily basis, and a few servings each week of nuts, seeds, and fresh fish, such as halibut, flounder, cod, or sole, are permissible. All food should be organically grown; and, ideally, only fresh and locally grown fruits and vegetables should be eaten. The macrobiotic diet incorporates many of the principles that we advocate but falls short in its nutritional completeness and variety of health-boosting foods. Nonetheless, the macrobiotic diet is a health-promoting diet that clinical research has shown to be beneficial for people with cancer and cardiovascular disease.

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    Dr. Oz, Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University, says the positive effects of getting enough fiber will happen "almost immediately." The fiber can help move things through your system -- including toxins -- very quickly. And that's not all. "Bile, when it gets absorbed through the bowel, turns into cholesterol. So when you take a lot of fiber in your diet, you suck the bile out of you, and your cholesterol drops automatically. It also gets rid of sugar, which helps the diabetics. And it's a great tool if you want to lose weight because it makes you feel full."

    Do you need to get more fiber in your diet? Most likely, Dr. Oz says. The average American gets just seven grams of fiber a day. But women need about 25 grams a day, and men need 35 grams a day. "That's somewhere between seven and nine helpings of fruits and vegetables," he says.

    If you radically increase your intake of fiber, though, you may feel gassy. "Your intestinal tract isn't ready for it," Dr. Oz says. "The fiber in the bowel is permeated by all these bacteria, the bacteria eat the fiber, and they make gas. That's their waste product. So you've got to slowly build up when you add fiber to your diet. But at the end of the day, you're going to have some gas. But it's a good sign because you're digesting food that's good for you."

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    A high fiber diet may produce short term gassiness and abdominal discomfort; however, a high fiber diet has been shown to decrease your risk of colorectal cancer and decreases your cholesterol as well.
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    Flax Crackers, All-bran Multigrain, Triscuits, Wasa Fiber and Ryvita Multigrain all have at least 2 grams per serving. Most people only get half the daily fiber they need. Daily requirements are as follows:

    Females:
    • 9-18 years - 26 grams/day
    • 19-50 years - 25 grams/day
    • >51 years - 21 grams/day
    Males
    • 9-13 - 31 grams/day
    • 14-50 years - 38 grams/day
    • >50 years - 30 grams/day
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    Diets high in fiber help keep you slimmer because they not only make you feel fuller longer but also prevent a small portion of the calories you eat from being absorbed. Also, soluble fiber reduces LDL ("bad" cholesterol), and both types of fiber help ward off heart disease. According to a review of the research by scientists at the University of Minnesota and Harvard University, for every 10 grams of dietary fiber (both types) eaten per day, the risk of heart disease goes down by 10 to 30 percent. Also, there's compelling evidence that fiber helps prevent colon cancer and possibly cancer of the esophagus, according to a review by the American Institute for Cancer Research. Fiber gives the immune system a boost by feeding the friendly bacteria in your gut (the type in probiotic supplements), which enhance immunity,
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    Increasing your consumption of fiber is central to the success of the Hunger Free Forever program. Eating high fiber foods in abundance reduces hunger and promotes satiety. Fiber also slows the absorption of carbohydrates from food, lowering their glycemic impact. Insoluble fiber such as wheat bran, corn bran, and vegetable fibers increases the volume and viscosity of foods and moderately reduces the glycemic impact of carbohydrates. Soluble fibers such as oat bran, psyllium, and legume fiber, on the other hand, absorb more water and tend to have a greater influence on a food's volume, viscosity, and glycemic impact. Eating an abundance of fiber-rich foods, especially those high in soluble fiber, is central to the success of the Hunger Free Forever program.

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    The high fiber diet is a diet that incorporates large amounts of dietary fiber. Adding fiber, or bulk, in the diet is thought to help keep the bowels regular and possibly treat or prevent certain diseases. This diet involves specifically choosing a variety of foods that have high fiber content. A high fiber diet usually contains 20-35g of fiber per day.

    Dietary fiber, also referred to as roughage or bulk, is the part of a plant that cannot be digested or absorbed by the body. Dietary fiber is found in grains, fruits, and vegetables. There is no fiber in animal products such as meat, fish, eggs, or dairy products. Soluble fiber can be found in foods such as oat bran, apples, citrus, pears, peas, beans, potatoes, seeds, oranges, grapefruit and psyllium (a plant product used in common over-the-counter bulk laxative and fiber supplement products such as Metamucil). Soluble fiber is dissolved in water and forms a jelly-like bulk inside the small intestine, which may help to lower cholesterol and reduce blood sugar. Soluble fibers act mostly in the small intestine, since they are destroyed in the large intestine through bacterial action.

    The treatment of several gastrointestinal conditions is based upon the establishment of increased fiber in one's diet. Such conditions include irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulosis and internal/external hemorrhoids. Some research data also indicates that increasing the amount of fiber in the diet may decrease the incidence of colon cancer. Colon cancer includes cancerous growths in the colon, rectum and appendix. It is the third most common form of cancer and the second leading cause of death among cancers in the Western world. Additional benefits of a high fiber diet may include more favorable cholesterol levels and a lower risk of developing heart disease. The Food and Drug Administration recently authorized food companies to use a health claim for soluble fiber from both psyllium and oats. For example, the new claim for psyllium states, "Soluble fiber from foods with psyllium husk, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease."

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