The diets listed below are by no means an exhaustive list. There are many diets named for their author and many different ways of eating. We have chosen to include a short list of the diets here that may be discussed throughout this website.
We need to define some of these diets first.
Vegan: A person who does not eat any food derived from animals or use any animal products.
Vegetarian: A person who does not eat meat, and sometimes other animal products, especially for moral, religious, or health reasons.
Omnivore: An animal or person who eats food of both plant and animal origins.
Carnivore: An animal or person who eats meat or other animal products.
Pescatarian: A person who eats fish but not meat.
Mediterranean diet: The Mediterranean diet is a way of eating based on traditional cuisine of countries that border the Mediterranean Sea.
Low carb: A low-carb diet is a diet that restricts carbohydrates, such as those found in sugary foods, pasta and bread. It is high in protein, fat and healthy vegetables.
Paleo: The Paleo diet is a modern diet comprised of foods thought by its proponents to mirror those eaten by humans during the Paleolithic era.
Keto: Ketogenic diet is a diet high in fat and low in carbohydrates that causes the body to break down fat into molecules called ketones.
Raw food: On this diet, you will be eating raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains. Most foods will not be cooked at all. Some may be dehydrated.
Gluten-free: A gluten-free diet is an eating plan that excludes foods containing gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye).
Dairy free: No dairy in the diet at all.
Blood type diet: This is a diet tailored to your individual blood type. It was created by a naturopath who felt that the food you eat reacts chemically with your body according to your blood type.
Diets for those with health issues: I will not go into these specific issues as far as diet here on this list. But one must know the following issues can cause dietary and nutritional issues based on problems with digestion:
Gastrointestinal problems, gut issues
Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis
Missing a gall bladder
Fasting: There are many specific types of fasts that we may touch on in these pages in much more detail. But it essentially means going without food for periods of time.
Intermittent fasting: This is an umbrella term for various meal timing schedules that cycle between voluntary fasting and non-fasting over a specific time period.
Seasonal eating: Seasonal food refers to the times of the year when the harvest or the flavor of a certain food is at its peak. Eating seasonally is a way of eating that some people prefer, as fresh foods often taste better and are more affordable when harvested and purchased within season.
Food Foraging: Foraging means searching for wild food sources in your environment.
We will also learn about three macronutrients: proteins, fats, and sugars.
We need these macronutrients in our diet, but there are lots of theories about how much of each one is important for good health. We will try to address this question in this area of our webpage.