When you were a child you probably heard that there are certain food rules to abide by if you want to be healthy. Like eat your greens, finish you plate, and drink all your milk. But this information has been slightly updated as the food and drug administration revises their standards. There are studies that have resulted in new guidelines and it is important to educate yourself for optimal health.
With so many diets, such as Gluten Free, RAW, Vegan, Atkins, Vegetarian, and Paleo, it can be hard to know which one is best for you. We turned to the Celebrities for answers. Who is eating what is important.
The most important thing to know when trying a new diet is to consult your doctor. If you are not careful, changing your diet could have reverse affects on your body. But overall, changing your diet could help, especially if you are unhappy with your health.
Here is a break down of the top diets and the pros and cons of each.
The vegan diet is based off eating no animal products what so ever. This includes eggs, milk and all meat protein. Some vegans even avoid animal products in their cosmetic products and clothing. Bill Clinton, Mike Tyson, Alicia Silverstone, Kris Carr, Natalie Portman and Carrie Underwood all swear by the vegan diet.
The Paleo diet can be traced back to our ancestors. The diet is based off the caveman approach to life. If it is grown in the ground and natural you can eat it. No chemical additions in the food and no added added sugars or dyes. Paleo buffs swear by the health benefits. Celebrities that eat paleo diets are Miley Cyrus, Matthew McConaughey, rumored Zac Efron, and Jessica Biel.
It is hard to go anywhere with our seeing a gluten free option on the menu. This is because recent studies show that many people have a gluten intolerance. Too much gluten in the body can cause constipation, irritability and bloated stomachs. If you are unsure about gluten, the best thing to do is eliminate it from your body for 7 days. You will see great changes in your health, if you are allergic to gluten. Most restaurants have gluten options now, which can help make this diet easier to follow.
Many grocery stores even have a gluten free section, which makes shipping for food even more enjoyable. Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Zooey Deschanel from the hit show 'New Girl', Scarlett Johansson, Lady Gaga and Ryan Phillipe have all said they are on gluten free diet or have a wheat allergy.
Many restaurants are catoring to these new diets. Most of these diets are more than trends. As people see major improvements in their health, restaurants can't help but to add new items to the menu. The restaurant in Beaverton, B.J. Willy's has many options for all types of diets.