With all the various diet-talks going around in the media recently it is not that hard to get yourself confused between all of them – vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten free, seems like there is a new diet created every day. Before you decide to take up any of these healthy-eating diets, find out more about them and the people who should choose to take up on them.Gluten-freeThe gluten-free diet
was essentially made up for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Celiac is a disease that makes you intolerant to gluten and all the products made with it. Ingesting gluten causes serious damage to the intestinal cells for people with celiac disease and may result in a wide range of symptoms. Nowadays, thanks to the hipsters around the world, the gluten-free diet has gotten well-known and popular all around the world. Gluten is the mix of two proteins found in wheat, rye and barley and providing the glue-like texture of the raw dough.
Going on a gluten-free diet means removing gluten and all of the products containing it from your diet. That means you can still eat fish, meat, potatoes, rice, fruit and veggies. In a gluten-free diet you should avoid bread, pasta, baked items made with gluten-containing flour and other items containing gluten. The gluten-free diet is occasionally promoted as a healthier diet and it is for people with gluten-related disorders, including celiac disease, quite common irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and wheat allergy. This diet is harmless and quite easy to follow - just take a try and check if you are feeling better in a few weeks.Paleo
Paleo is a dietary plan based on what we were supposed to be eating back in the Palaeolithic era 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago. The paleo diet
usually includes lean meat, fish
, unprocessed fruits
, vegetables, nuts and seeds
with no additives — foods that in the past could be obtained by hunting and gathering. There is a belief that the foods our ancestors ate ages ago are more suitable for us and are better for our bodies than modern diets. Going on a Paleo diet does not mean eating raw meats or fish, but it does mean you might have to cut off grains, salt, refined sugar and oils, dairy and highly processed foods in total.
The Paleo diet is considered healthy because it includes lean proteins which support strong muscles, healthy bones and optimal immune function. Fruits and vegetables are the source of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients that have been proved to decrease the probability of developing some degenerative disorders. Nuts, seeds, avocados and fish oil contain healthy fats which dramatically reduce the instances of obesity, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and cognitive decline.