Whatever you eat has an effect on your health and how you will live your life. Nowadays, it becomes difficult because of the different innovations that make food more unhealthy and can be a cause of obesity and other diseases. Because of this, tons of diets are being offered in the market. Here are the most popular diets in 2019:
The keto diet is one of the most popular diets of 2019 because people are being more aware of it, and other food options such as cookies made for keto diet and chocolate bars are made to support those in the keto lifestyle. This type of diet requires very low carbohydrate, high fat and moderate protein. The consumption of very low carbohydrate forces the body to go into a state of ketosis, hence, not having enough glucose to burn for fuel, and grabs stored fat and uses it instead for energy. This allows a higher level of ketones in the body.
Keto diet has different benefits like a quicker weight loss, improved blood sugar and insulin sensitivity. It is best for those who are trying to lose weight quickly, have type 2 diabetes, and women with severe polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
The Mediterranean diet is inspired by the way of eating of those living in the countries near or surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, which mostly requires whole grains, vegetables, olive oil and fruit as the primary source of fat, and moderate amounts of nuts, beans and fish or small portions of meat, and very low sugar. The most important factor in this diet is moderation and balance. Some benefits of the Mediterranean diet include weight loss, reduced symptoms of depression and reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension or DASH diet is most popular among health professionals who recommend the DASH diet to their patients as it is known to lower blood pressure and overall body fat. It requires reducing salt intake and increasing the consumption of food that is full of calcium, potassium and magnesium like fruits and vegetables. It mainly involves reducing the intake of red meat, sugar and fats. Aside from lowering the blood pressure, it can also help prevent cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis and diabetes.
Intermittent fasting, although not exactly a diet, and instead, a pattern of eating that requires a long period of fasting. It has many different types with the most common being 5:2, which will make you eat for 5 days and fast for the other 2 days for a certain amount of time each day. The most common gap would be 16 hours of fasting and 8 hours of eating. Intermittent fasting is known to be advantageous to those who are trying to lose weight and who have heart problems because instead of changing the diet right away, they will just need to have a schedule of when to eat quickly.
When planning to go on a diet, keep in mind that even though a diet works for someone, it does not necessarily mean it could also work for you. Before starting on whatever diet you can think of, research on what is best for you. However, if you have already decided on a certain diet, it is recommended to keep a journal to keep track of your food intake, exercise, and wellness to be more aware on how it affects your body.