There are many types of diets which you may know about, but did you know that the most important diet is the one that can save your life for good? Yes I am talking about your heart health diets. These diets are unique because, unlike the weight loss diets, they can have almost all the benefits of all the diets you may know about, such as weight loss. In this article I will be talking about the most important types of diets which you can choose from.
Please know that these diets are what I used when I was unclogging my arteries over the past 8 years so this article is not like any other where you are sold about research. This I believe will help you understand what a regular person who did trial and error to get his health back discovered. I personally believe nothing can ever surpass personal experience.
So let’s discover the heart healthy diets I have used over the years to recover my heart health with their pros and cons.
A vegetarian diet is a diet that incorporates plant based foods, also known as the greens. These include foods such as fruits and vegetables. The vegetarian diet is very broad and it is divided into many other vegetarian subgroups.
The vegetarian diet has been gaining a lot of traction over the years as people turn to it for the different benefits derived from it which are beneficial to the body for fighting many diseases of which heart disease is the major one. There are other reasons why people resort to a vegetarian diet. I wrote an article about this which you can check here.
There are many countries which mainly focus on this diet. Below are the countries which adapt this diet, This can help you know which country is easier to visit if you are a vegetarian of if you want to experience the Vegetarian diet:
Being a country where mahatma Gandhi, One of the biggest leaders of our time, who was also a vegetarian it is no surprise why India is the number one leading country when it comes to the vegetarian diet. It is estimated that about 38% of the population is vegetarian. The other influence for the majority of the population being vegetarian is due to the introduction of Buddhism in the country around the 6th Century.
There are main subgroups that is prevalent in the country is the Lacto-vegetarianism, whereby they eat all dairy products except for eggs. Although there is a huge elimination of meat in the country some parts of the country, especially the coastal areas, Kerala there is a huge meat consumption.
Israel is one of the biggest countries with vegetarian population. This is due to a religion known as Judaism which restricts meat consumption. The population as a whole is gradually becoming vegetarians as now there is about 13% who are vegetarians. The population is gradually seeing the vegetarian diet as a lifestyle.
Ethiopia which is characterized by its people who normally have slim body sizes is known for adopting a vegetarian diet. The main influence of vegetarianism for the people is religion which is adopted in the country. The Ethopian Orthodox church is where the majority of the Ethiopians attend church. This church advocates that on Wednesdays, Fridays and Lenten seasons no meat should be consumed.
This means that a vegetarian who visits the country can find it easy to be accommodated especially since their food markets incorporates many of the vegetarian diets in their menu.
Jamaica is very famous for its Rastafarians. This group of people in Jamaica have a huge influence in the eating habits of vegetarians. This group is mainly known for the respect they have for any sort of animal and thus are against animal killing and consumption. This makes it easy for a vegetarian to visit this country and be well accommodated.
In an effort to combat obesity this country has seen an increase in the number of people becoming vegetarians. This has made the country be in the third raking in terms of having the highest number of vegetarians in Europe.
World War 2 also had a profound effect on the number of people having to adopt the vegan diet in this country. These were conscious choices that were taken.
There is also a number of people in the country who have resorted to flexiterianism (which is becoming a trend). This is whereby people choose to eat less meat in their meals.
Buddhism has a huge influence for vegetarianism in the country. The capital of the country is estimated to have more than 300 vegetarians. Visiting this country as a vegetarian has a lot of benefits since there are restaurants that focus exclusively to vegetarians.
Italy has the highest number of vegetarians in the country as it boosts 10 % of people who are adopting this diet. This is due to many reasons such as health consciousness and animal sensitivity. The country has seen a huge increase in vegetarianism whereby in 2016 a city known as Turin implemented an agenda to promote meat reduction to help increase vegetarianism.
Italy is mainly known as a village country, this is especially true when you go towards the south side. This village atmosphere makes vegetarianism be more prevalent.
Austria is the second biggest country when it comes to vegetarianism. The number of vegetarians has been increasing due to the Vegan society which was founded in 1999. Vienna is mainly known as the city which has many vegan food outlets.
- Good for weight regulation
- High fiber content
- Protein may be insufficient
- Supplementing may be needed.
A vegan diet is the same as the vegetarian diet except that it eliminates all foods that come from the harming of the animals. This means that even though the vegetarian diet includes dairy products or eggs the vegan diet excludes such foods. This diet is what I used to assist unclog my heart arteries and it really does work.
- Eliminates excessive calcium which heavily causes heart clogging,
- Helps with regulating your weight since it has less fat
- Good for weight loss
- insufficient proteins mostly (you would mostly need to combine food groups)
- May require supplementing of other nutrients
- Very minimal calcium (may affect your bone health)
A Mediterranean diet is a diet that is adopted from following an Italian and Greece way of eating. This is done by focusing of seafood and poultry along with plant based foods. I wrote an article about what this diet is all about and how it can be beneficial for your health and you can click here to read it. This diet is very good for unclogging blocked heart arteries due to the high amount of omega 3 fatty acids which is incorporated.
- High omega 3 fatty acids
- High protein
- High fiber
- Too much seafood can cause gout
A diet that suits you
If you are looking for a diet that will assist you heart health it is good to focus on a diet that fits your needs. For example if you want to loose weight excessively while keeping your heart health I would recommend a vegan diet as this diet does exactly this with its fewer fats and high fiber content. This is because fiber keeps you fuller for long and thus reduces your hunger.
You can also combine two of these diets to suit your health needs. I would also recommend that you ensure you get all the nutrients in any diet that you follow. If you are like most people it would be easier to follow a diet that still incorporates meat but assist you to transition to a plant based diet like a vegetarian diet, like Mediterranean diet.
The three diets above are not only important for heart health but they are vital for maintaining a good health overall. Many people who change to any of the above diets find benefits almost immediately in their bodies.
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