DASH diet Food list

Two recent studies showed that following a particular eating plan, call the DASH diet, and reducing the amount of sodium consumed lowers blood pressure.  The combination of the eating plan and a reduced sodium intake gives the biggest benefit and may help prevent the development of high blood pressure. Continue reading →

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Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) diet

IBD diet and nutrition are important aspects of IBD management. “Diet” refers to the foods we eat. “Nutrition” is a term that refers to properly absorbing food and staying healthy. A well-balanced diet with adequate intake of protein, carbohydrates and fat, as well as vitamins and minerals, is necessary for nutrition. This can be achieved by eating a variety of foods from all the food groups (see table). Meat, fish, poultry and dairy products are sources of protein. Bread, cereal, starches, fruits and vegetables are sources of carbohydrates. Butter, margarine and oils are sources of fat. Continue reading →

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Mechanical soft diet

The mechanical soft diet (light diet) includes foods that are well tolerated by patients whose digestion is impaired as a result of surgery or illness. The diet is modified from the regular menu excluding foods high in indigestible cellulose and the less digestible connective tissue of meats, very coarse breads and cereals, and very highly seasoned food. Foods may be prepared in any way accept fried. The light diet may include foods
which are somewhat soft in texture and easy to chew, although food tolerances may vary among individuals. Foods on the regular diet which are tolerated by the individual are allowed. Continue reading →

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Blood Type O Diet

The following diet is a recommendation for maintenance of health and prevention of disease. This dietary/lifestyle recommendation was created by Dr. Reuben T. De Haan. This information is a combination of Dr. De Haan’s research and Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s information in Eat Right For Your Type. Continue reading →

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Blood Type B Diet

The following diet is a recommendation for maintenance of health and prevention of disease. This dietary/lifestyle recommendation was created by Dr. Reuben T. De Haan. This information is a combination of Dr. De Haan’s research and Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s information in Eat Right For Your Type. Continue reading →

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Blood Type AB Diet

The following diet is a recommendation for maintenance of health and prevention of disease. This dietary/lifestyle recommendation was created by Dr. Reuben T. De Haan. This information is a combination of Dr. De Haan’s research and Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s information in Eat Right For Your Type. Continue reading →

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Blood Type A Diet

The following diet is a recommendation for maintenance of health and prevention of disease. This dietary/lifestyle recommendation was created by Dr. Reuben T. De Haan. This information is a combination of Dr. De Haan’s research and Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s information in Eat Right For Your Type. Continue reading →

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Low-Sodium Diet

A low-sodium (salt) diet may help lower blood pressure and prevent build-up of extra water in your body. This diet can help those with high blood pressure, heart failure, kidney disease, or other conditions in which swelling or fluid retention can occur.  Even if you take a pill for blood pressure or a water pill (diuretic) to remove fluid, it is still important to have less salt in your diet. Continue reading →

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Vegetarian weight loss meal plan

– All meals are modeled after the plate method to include about 1 cup of carbohydrates or starches, 3 to 4 ounces of protein, and an unlimited amount of non‐starchy vegetables. Limit added fats from salad dressings and oils to about 2 tsp per meal.

– As a vegetarian, it is a good idea to take a standard, generic multivitamin containing vitamin B12, iron, and calcium. Look for one with no more than 100% of the RDA for vitamins and minerals it contains. Continue reading →

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Setting Up your healthy meal plans

Food exchange system

Each meal plan gives an example of one day’s food intake using the food exchange system. The meal plans provide the recommended amount of food to eat from the five food groups found in MyPlate — Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Protein Foods, and Dairy.

At the end of this publication, there are seven different meal plans based on varied calorie levels (1200, 1400, 1600, 1800, 2000, 2200, or 2400 calories).  Using one of the meal plans as a guide, you can select foods from the food exchange lists in this document to plan healthful and tasty meals and snacks. Continue reading →

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