This is a question I am asked often. My answer is… there are many diet plans on the market that cater to specific ailments and health conditions which can be good if you are working toward a specific goal to combat a particular ailment. However, if you just want to eat healthy, in general, you can’t go wrong by eating a whole, plant-based diet.
Here are 9 diet plans that I found worthy of a mention…
The Paleo diet may be best if you have an autoimmune disease or digestive disorders. It’s also a great diet for those who want to manage their weight. The Paleo diet emphasizes wild-caught meat and fish with plenty of fruits and vegetables but does not include grains, legumes, or dairy.
The Mediterranean diet may be best if you are looking to combat inflammation. It can also reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. This diet is a plant-based, whole-food diet, including fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, olive oil, nuts, and red wine with smaller amounts of fish, eggs, chicken, full-fat dairy and very little red meat.
The DASH diet—DASH stands for Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension. If you suffer from high blood pressure, eating according to this diet may be the way to go.
The MIND diet is the hybrid of both the DASH and Mediterranean diets. It may prevent Alzheimer’s disease with brain-healthy foods like vegetables, whole grains, berries, and nuts.
The Vegan diet is part of a lifestyle that excludes the consumption or use of any products made from animals, including meat, dairy, eggs, and foods made by bees, like honey.
The Flexitarian diet is for weight loss and overall optimal health. A flexitarian is a type of vegetarian whose diet consists of no more than 20% meat. Meals revolve around plant proteins instead of animal protein.
The Mayo Clinic diet was designed for people with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. It lowers blood sugar and keeps levels stable by emphasizing fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
The TLC Diet—TLC stands for Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes. It was created for those looking to cut high cholesterol by lowering bad LDL by 8 to 10 percent in six weeks. This diet requires you to cut out saturated fats.
The Fertility Diet is for women who want to get pregnant. This diet touts whole grains, healthy fats, vegetable proteins, and complex carbohydrates.