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Friday, July 22, 2011

Why we need to adopt hay diet?

A healthy diet is one that is arrived at with the intent of improving or maintaining optimal health. This usually involves consuming nutrients by eating the appropriate amounts from all of the food groups, including an adequate amount of water.
Usually we follow a particular diet plan for weight loss or weight gain aim. Among a long list of diets it is really difficult to chose a diet which fits you. But the main purpose of adopting a diet program should be staying healthy as well.

Today we are learning about hay diet which a nutrition mehod developed by the New York physician William Howard Hay in the 1920s. The founder of the Hay Diet was Diagnoseed with a kidney-related condition, high blood pressure and other illness, he discored the Hey Diet. The Hay Diet helped him to lose weight and to reduce the illness symptoms.

The Hay diet has traditionally been promoted as being effective for weight loss and digestive problems because it does not 'mix' starch and protein, thus preventing the body from having to produce starch-digesting and protein-digesting enzymes at the same time.

The Hay Diet claims to work by separating food into three groups: alkaline, acidic, and neutral. Acid foods are not combined with the alkaline ones. Acid foods are protein rich, meat, fish, dairy, etc., and "alkaline" the carbohydrate-rich starch foods like rice, grains and potatoes. It is also known as the food combining diet.

As hay diet is based on the idea that the body can not cope with proteins and carbohydrates at the same time because of the way they are digested. This came from the belief that the human body is used to eating only one type of food at time and that the combining of food is a modern habit that are ancestors never did.

Why hay diet?

The hay diet states that the things wrong with modern eating habits are
  • Poor elimination of wastes and toxins
  • Eating to few alkaline forming vegetables and fruits
  • Incompatible mixing of food
This can be remidied by the hay diet because it
  • Cuts down on protiens starches and highly processed foods
  • Improves the elimnation of toxins
  • Increases the intake of vegtables, salads and fruits
  • Doesn't mix any foods that fight
Read more at: 'Diet Review'
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