Thursday, August 30, 2007

Anti-Aging Diet? Disease-Prevention Diet? A very useful tool.

By Marcie Barnes

Today I discovered a nice little tool brought to you by the folks at iVillage called "Best Foods for Your Diet". I really like this tool because it explains what foods pack the most nutritional punch per calorie, and not just in terms of vitamins and minerals. In the future, I think nutrition labels will be showcasing things like choline, omega 3s, and phenols, which are discussed here. The tool is organized into the following "diets":

• Anti-Aging
• Athletic-Endurance
• Disease-Prevention
• Low-Calorie
• Low-Carb
• Low-Fat
• Low-Sugar
• Raw-Food
• Vegetarian

Be careful with a low-fat diet, and a no-fat diet is dangerous. Your body needs
good fats for many of its essential processes. I think the low-sugar approach is the best for losing weight, and any "diet" should incorporate lots of fresh, as-raw-as-possible vegetables and fruits, healthy fats, and whole grains.

Happy eating!

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