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Ayurveda regards food as medicine and not just a means to carry on with life. It guides us not only for what to eat but also explains how to eat, when to eat and how much to eat.
BRAT is an acronym for food that is included in this diet and they are bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. The BRAT diet was once considered the best treatment for children with diarrhea. Experts believed it that it gave the stomach a chance to rest as it was bland and reduced the amount of stool.
The 5:2 diet plan is one of the most popular forms of intermittent fasting. Also known as the Fast diet, in this diet, you eat regular meals five days a week, and for two days you fast, which means you eat less than 500 calories a day.
Military diet is a three-day low-calorie diet plan. It involves eating between 1100 to 1400 calories for three days. Though it helps in weight loss, most of the weight loss is water weight. People tend to regain all their weight after they resume their regular diet. This form of dieting can have a negative impact on your metabolism.
The alkaline diet is an alternative diet that attempts to correct the pH balance of the body by introducing alkaline foods and removing acidic foods from the daily diet. The alkaline diet encourages the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables which help in lowering the risk of hypertension and mineral deficiencies and help in weight loss.
A Mediterranean diet incorporates the healthy food habits of the people living in countries near the Mediterranean Sea like France, Spain, Italy, and Greece. This diet is high in fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, beans, cereals, grains, fish, etc. It does not include too much meat or dairy products. Mediterranean diet has many health benefits like weight loss, reduced risk of heart attack, etc.