Avoid These Fad Diets That Could Be Harmful To Your Health

February 6, 2018

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The banana diet, the avocado diet, the blood type diet.  There are hundreds of them.  They're fad diets and while they offer a way for you to lose weight, not all of them are good for your body. A nutritionist chimes in on the most current fad diets and cautions you to skip these particular fad diets as they have no proof they work and could be bad for your health. #1-The detox juice diet.  While it sounds healthy, easy and quick to lose weight you severely cut down your calories and rather than lose weight, your body enter 'starvation mode', where the body will slow down your metabolism in a bid to conserve calories, in effect, making it harder to lose weight. Not to mention you cut out valuable fiber and can mess with the delicate balance of good bacteria in your digestive system. #2-Superfood diets. Apple cider vinegar, coconut oil and green tea all have weight loss properties but the simple fact is that no one specific food, consumed on its own or a group of food eaten together, in any quantity, at any time of day will single-handedly cause weight loss. #3-Raw food diet.  Again the sound of eating unprocessed food is alluring but eating raw food only for a prolonged period can result in vitamin deficiencies. For instance, lycopene, an important antioxidant found in tomatoes and carrots actually boosts this nutrient.  The same is true for many grains and legumes. Research shows that both raw and cooked foods will provide health benefits with limited evidence that raw food alone is particularly beneficial for human health.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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