Best Diet for Health

best diet for healthThe media is awash with contradictory advice on the best diets: Carbs are evil; carbs are good. “Good fat” is healthy; “good fat” has to many calories. Protein is harmful, protein is good. Well, in addition to choosing which diet is best to help in your weight loss endeavor, you should consider your health.

If you have medical conditions running in your family such as cancer, diabetes or heart disease, you should take it into consideration when choosing your diet. Diet is very much overlooked by the health profession until it is too late, i.e. when you are already suffering with the problem. However, there is an abundance of research proving that diet can play a significant part in preventing or delaying many health conditions. Diet can also improve the course of a disease once you suffer with it. In addition, if you do suffer with a health condition, some diet could make your symptoms worse.

Therefore, consider your family history and your own health problems, research the diet you are interested in thoroughly and talk to your doctor before starting a new diet.

Allergies
  • Low-allergen diet
Cancer prevention
Celiac Disease (Gluten Intolerance)
  • Gluten-Free Diet
Depression
Diabetes type 2
  • Atkins diet
  • Glycemic Index diet
  • Low-carbohydrate diet
  • Low-fat diet
  • Pritikin diet
  • The Zone diet
  • Dr Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution
Diabetes type 2 (prevention)
  • Mediterranean diet
Diverticular disease
  • High-fiber diet
Epilepsy
  • Ketogenic diet
Gastrointestinal disorders

(constipation, Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, indigestion, duadenal ulcers)*

  • High-fiber diet
  • Mediterranean diet
Heart disease
  • Dean Ornish diet
  • Glycemic Index
  • High-fiber diet
  • Low-fat diet
  • Pritikin diet
High blood pressure
  • Dean Ornish diet
  • Low-fat diet
High cholesterol
Hypoglycemia
  • Glycemic Index
  • High-fiber diet
  • Low-carbohydrate diet
Insulin resistance
  • Glycemic Index
  • High-fiber diet
  • Low-carbohydrate diet
Irritable bowel syndrome
  • High-fiber diet
  • Low-allergen diet
Migraine
  • Tyramine-free diet
  • Histamine-free diet
  • Additive-free diet
  • Nitrite-free diet
  • Low-allergen diet
Respiratory disorders (asthma, hay fever, sinusitis, sinus congestion)
  • Low-allergen diet
Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fasting diet
  • Low-allergen diet
Thyroid Disease

*Although fiber often improves bowel symptoms of diarrhea and constipation, it can sometimes make it worse and has different effects on different people.