Types of Diet  Unusual Diets That Will Surprise You

By Nidhi Singh

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Mediterranean Diet

– Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, and healthy fats. – Limits red meat and processed foods.

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Ketogenic Diet

– Low-carb, high-fat diet for ketosis. – Includes meat, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds, and low-carb vegetables.

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Paleolithic Diet

– Based on presumed Paleolithic foods. – Includes lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds; excludes processed foods and dairy.

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Vegetarian Diet

– Excludes meat, includes plant-based foods. – Variations: lacto-vegetarian (includes dairy), ovo-vegetarian (includes eggs).

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Vegan Diet

– Excludes all animal products. – Relies on plant-based foods for nutrition

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Flexitarian Diet

– Primarily plant-based. – Allows occasional consumption of meat and other animal products.

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DASH Diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension)

– Developed to lower blood pressure. – Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy; reduces sodium intake.

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Low-Carb Diet

– Restricts carbohydrates, focuses on proteins and fats. – Examples: Atkins, South Beach, and other variations.

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Intermittent Fasting

– Alternates between periods of eating and fasting. – Different methods include the 16/8 method, 5:2 diet, and eat-stop-eat.

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