Vegan Diet: How to Get the Nutrients You Need 1

Vegan Diet: How to Get the Nutrients You Need

Vegans avoid eating all animal products, including meat, eggs, and dairy. They also don’t eat food that has an animal source, like gelatin and honey. For many, veganism is about more than food choices. People choose to be vegan for health, ethical, and/or environmental reasons. Strict vegans do not use any products made from animals.

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Prescription Weight-loss Medicines 2

Prescription Weight-loss Medicines

Prescription weight loss medicines are given to you by your doctor. They can help obese people lose weight. They are usually used when diet and exercise alone are not working. People who use these medicines may not feel as hungry. Or they may feel full after eating only a small amount of food. Another type

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Gluten-free Diet 5

Gluten-free Diet

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and grain hybrids. Most people can eat gluten without any problems. However, some people could be sensitive to the gluten protein. Or they might have celiac disease, which is a serious health condition. It causes your immune system to attack and damage your small intestine. People

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Mediterranean Diet 7

Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is inspired by foods eaten in countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. This includes Greece, Spain, France, and southern Italy. The Mediterranean diet is similar to other heart-healthy diets. It promotes foods such as fish, fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains. It does not include many meats, dairy products, or sweets. In

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Low-Calorie Diets 8

Low-Calorie Diets

Losing weight is very literally a numbers game. Eating fewer calories or exercising to burn off calories typically results in weight loss. One pound of body fat is equal to 3,500 calories. So to lose 2 pounds of bodyweight each week, you need to eat 7,000 fewer calories each week. This means eating an average

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The DASH Diet: Healthy Eating to Control Your Blood Pressure 9

The DASH Diet: Healthy Eating to Control Your Blood Pressure

Wellness starts with a healthy diet. In fact, eating healthier foods improves many health problems. This includes high blood pressure (hypertension). The right foods can lower your blood pressure. Your doctor may recommend the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet to lower your blood pressure and your LDL (bad cholesterol). The DASH diet promotes

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Diet Choices to Prevent Cancer 10

Diet Choices to Prevent Cancer

Research has shown that a healthy diet can lower your risk of certain cancers. It also may help prevent other conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and heart disease. One benefit of good nutrition is that it helps you maintain a healthy weight. People who are overweight or obese are at risk of more

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