5 Best Diets for Bettering your Health

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With the new year arrived, plenty of resolutions are going to be made.  A study by the NY Post states that 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions are health-related but unfortunately, only 8 percent will succeed. The biggest reason for the lack of success is no knowledge of where to start or how to. After doing a poll at Herriman High, results show many think the hardest part of getting “fit” is getting to the gym and working out, however, statistics show that isn’t the case. What many hopefuls don’t know is the hardest part of getting ̈fit” is the diet itself. 

Here are 5 diets to help with your new year’s resolution: 

  1. The ̈DASH ̈ diet- The DASH diet is a dietary pattern promoted by the U.S.-based National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to prevent and control hypertension. The DASH diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy foods.
  2. The Mediterranean diet- The Mediterranean diet is a way of eating based on the traditional cuisine of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea.
  3. The ̈MIND ̈ diet- The Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet, or more commonly, the MIND diet, combines the portions of the DASH diet and the Mediterranean diet. 
  4. Low carbohydrate diet- Low-carbohydrate diets or carbohydrate-restricted diets are diets that restrict carbohydrate consumption relative to the average diet. Foods high in carbohydrates are limited, and replaced with foods containing a higher percentage of fat and protein, as well as low carbohydrate foods.
  5. Gluten-free diet- A gluten-free diet is a diet that strictly excludes gluten, which is a mixture of proteins found in wheat, barley, rye, and oats. The inclusion of oats in a gluten-free diet remains controversial and may depend on the oat cultivar and the frequent cross-contamination with other gluten-containing cereals.