6 Things The World’s Most Successful “Diets” Have in Common
Most successful diets have become popular as a result of people getting results out of them. All of these diets have something in common and here are the six things that they all share.
1.) They Are Low in Added Sugar
In every diet added sugar is the single worst ingredient. Some people can tolerate moderate amounts of sugar without problems, most people are eating and consuming way too much. When people eat too much sugar this overloads the liver, which is forced to turn the sugar into fat. Part of the fat gets shipped out of the liver as VLDL cholesterol, raising blood triglycerides, but some of it also remains in the liver. There is a universal agreement that a lot of added sugar is unhealthy, and most successful diets recommend limiting it and not consuming any of it.
2.) They Eliminate Refined
Refined carbohydrate is another ingredient that people agree is very unhealthy. All successful diets eliminate refined grains like wheat flour, which is very unhealthy. However, some diets take things a step further and eliminate grains altogether. Refined carbohydrates are usually grains that have all the beneficial stuff removed such as wheat flour. Studies have linked the consumption of refined carbohydrates with all sorts of metabolic diseases, including obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
3.) They Eliminate Industrial Vegetable Oils
Industrial vegetable oils have a high content of polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acids, which most people eat way too much of. They are incredibly harmful and contribute to numerous problems at the cellular level. No diet shown to be compatible with long-term health includes vegetable oils.
4.) They Eliminate Artificial Trans Fats
Trans fats are toxic and unnatural as they are usually made by “hydrogenating” vegetable oils, which makes them solid at room temperature and increases shelf life.
5.) They Are High in Vegetables and Fibre
All diets include vegetables as they are healthy and their consumption is linked to reduced risk of disease. Vegetables are high in antioxidants, nutrients and are loaded with fibre, which helps with weight loss and feeds the friendly bacteria in the gut.
6.) They Focus on Foods Instead of Calories
All diets have one main thing in common which is that none of them emphasize calorie restriction. Instead they put the emphasis on eating whole, single ingredient, healthy foods. Instead of trying to lose weight or restrict calories, make it your goal to nourish your body and become healthier.