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What is Diet Based Therapy

What is Diet Based Therapy

Diet plays a very important role in the proper maintenance of your body. A proper diet can enhance the functioning of the body but on the other hand, an improper diet can deteriorate its functioning in a major way. They are directly related to each other. Diet-based therapies are the ones that take care of your health, weight, cholesterol, longevity by using a variety of diets on a regular basis. Some of the terms that are linked with these therapies are:

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  • Breatharian: A Breatharian is a person who practically lives on nothing! The people who fall under this category have a strong point that they only survive on ‘light energy.’ However, there is no scientific acceptance of these claims! To date, three deaths have been linked to breatharianism.
  • Fructarianism:  These are those people who just survive on the fruits of plants. These include all kinds of fruits such as apples, oranges, berries, nuts, tomatoes and other fruits!
  • List of diets: Now there are thousands of various diets that can be followed. Some of them are Atkins diet, fit for the lifer, fruitarian, Buddhist diet, Hunza diet, Junk food diet, Koshar diet, Organic food diet, Raw food diet, vegetarian diet, Non-vegetarian diet, Zone diet and more! People choose their own mode of diet by keeping their preference level in mind.
  • Living foods diet: It is also known as raw food diet and normally consists of uncooked and unprocessed organic food. People who stay on this diet usually eat fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Most of them follow a vegetarian diet barring a few who also include raw meat and dairy products in the diet as well. uncooked food may lead to several health-related diseases as they are arrayed with bacteria that cause harm to the human body
  • Macrobiotic lifestyle: People who follow this brilliant lifestyle are known to live an art of living while being conscious of what they are eating and drinking! These people are conscious about the polar principles that govern the world and are very conscious about their physical activities, social contacts and what they eat and drink on a daily basis.
  • Okinawa diet: It is a weight loss diet generally followedlow-calorieorie diet and also incorporates fish.
  • Ovo-lacto vegetarian: A vegetarian who consumes egg and dairy products
  • Raw foodist: who eats unprocessed and uncooked organic food

Vegan: A person who avoids taking animal products (meat, eggs, dairy products). Veganism is defined in the following quote from the Memorandum of Association the British Vegan Society (2004):

"The word 'veganism' denotes a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude — as far as is possible and practical — all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of animals, including humans and the environment.

In dietary terms, it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals."

  • Vegetarianism: It includes people who survive on pure vegetarian food ( don’t eat meat or any animal product)

However, the term also deals with some exceptions that tend to eat eggs or daily products sometimes!

  • Low-fat diet: Diet that does not involve much fat.  
  • Low-carb diet: diet that restricts carbohydrates consumptions

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