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Cirrhosis Diet Plan

What Should My Cirrhosis Diet Plan Look Like?

An important part of your cirrhosis diet plan is to implement a complete abstinence from alcohol. Alcohol simply destroys your liver and will have serious consequences if consumed with cirrhosis.

Your liver has the very important role of converting your food into stored energy that can be used by the body to function properly. When the liver is damaged, it needs to be treated especially well to assume its normal functionality. Part of treating your liver well, is to keep sodium, and simple sugar intake low, and your protein intake high. We’ll get into further detail as to what that means below.

Low Sodium

Your sodium intake typically needs to be regulated and/or restricted with cirrhosis. Unfortunately, this means no salt on your eggs, steak, or ice cream! However, salt is an acquired taste, so, just like any difficult habit it will get easier as time goes on.

The biggest and most difficult hurdle could also be the foods that come pre-packaged with masses of sodium. Foods to be on the lookout for would be your processed meats and cheeses, canned soups, and frozen dinners. Most experts will tell you that 2000 milligrams of sodium per day would be the max you would want to ingest, but always consult your doctor or health professional for the best advice in this regard.

Adequate Protein

Another important aspect of your cirrhosis diet plan will be to ingest an adequate, but not excessive, amount of protein in your diet. Protein is necessary in repairing and maintaining your body tissue, especially your liver!

Many persons dealing with cirrhosis tend to better absorb and use protein from plant and dairy sources rather than from meat and poultry. And, consequently, your diet should reflect that tendency, being comprised of nuts, seeds, yogurt, etc. Large amounts of animal proteins in your diet can lead to a condition called encephalopathy, so your protein intake with cirrhosis should be handled with great caution.

Low Fat

As the largest organ in your body, your liver plays a greatly multi functional role. And, as such, persons dealing with cirrhosis often experience difficulty digesting fat in their diet as well. A good guideline to use for your fat intake would be to try and keep the total calories of fat in your diet to around 25%. And, as a general principle for a healthy diet, and for it’s liver protecting qualities, try to ingest a good portion of that fat from Omega-3 fatty acids, found in food such as salmon, walnuts, and flaxseed oil.

So, What Now?

Now you know what elements of the your cirrhosis diet plan you need to look for, but how do you ensure that you are getting the right nutrition, eating at the right times of the day, and consuming the right foods?

Here are a few basic suggestions:

  • Eat several smaller portioned meals throughout the day (4 -7), rather than 3 large meals. (much less taxing on your liver)
  • Look for a good multi-vitamin that’s easily soluble, organic, and contains the nutrients your body needs. (to replace those vitamins your liver couldn’t handle)
  • Replace your intake of animal fat and animal protein with some good supplements, such as nutritional bars, shakes, and spirulina.
  • Drink lots of water, get normal rest, and lots of sunshine.

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A Fatty Liver Diet Menu – What Should You Eat?

Fatty liver is a very common disease in developed countries, even though it is not very known. Though it can be a very light disease and only cause tiredness or some nausea, it can grow into cirrhosis and complete liver failure and increases the risk of obesity, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

For this reason it is important that you take care of your liver.

The basic rules for a healthy liver are:

  • Exercise daily (this activates the metabolic functions of the liver)
  • Eat rightly. Research shows that a diet high in leafy vegetables, fruit, and grains and low in meat is best for the liver. Milk has also been linked to liver problems and it is best that it is avoided. The same goes to any product derived from milk, such as cheese, or yogurt.
  • Take supplements that help the liver regenerate. Some supplements, such as milk thistle and turmeric, have been proven to regenerate the liver beyond what was thought possible – they have even reversed cancer in experimental settings and are being tested very actively.

Here is what a fatty liver diet menu would look like:


You can start the day with, for example, a banana and oatmeal (prepared with ginger). If you know you will be eating a mid-morning snack, which is recommended, you can have instead just a fresh juice (try apple and carrot). Take the supplements.


Because most people don’t have time to cook at lunch, you will have prepared your meal the day before. For that reason a sandwich is perfect, for example, a tofu sandwich with lots of lettuce and tomato.


There are thousands of recipes you could fit here. Because most people are not familiar with them I will give you a plain recipe of beans and rice with brussels sprouts, peas, and carrot. Fruit for dessert. However, you can browse the net for vegan recipes (some are really tasty).


Juice made with fruits and vegetables or simply eating fruit or carrot sticks. For your snacks, at least while you are still healing, stay away from store-prepared snacks, even those “healthy” snacks.

Once a week or so you can treat yourself with meat, fish, milk, chocolate, or anything you like. If you can do without them you will heal much faster, but they won’t reverse any progress you made during the week if eaten in moderation.

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Diet – To Eat Or Not To Eat Meat

The question of which diet is healthier, one including meat or one excluding meat commonly referred to as a vegetarian diet, has been argued over the years with the supporters of eating meat by far outnumbering the vegetarians. I am a vegetarian myself and became one because I am firmly convinced that it is a more natural diet for human beings.

The word vegetarian is not derived from vegetable as most people think, but from the Latin word vegus which means “full of life”. Some of the world’s greatest thinkers eschewed meat, among them: Leonardo Da Vinci, Sir Issac Newton, St. Francis of Assisi and Albert Einstein who said: “It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.”

Pythagoras, who is generally given credit for its inception, praised vegetarianism for its hygienic nature and the kinship it fostered between man and the animals. In the past most Doctors, nutritionists and those responsibly for health education, have in the main stated that a diet which contained no meat, could not be a healthy diet because this kind of diet would be lacking in certain minerals and vitamins, especially the B group of vitamins. In recent years the trend towards eating less meat has increased because the technology that has so successfully increased meat production is an unnatural method. The use of chemicals and the unnatural living conditions the animals are kept in, which in many cases are appalling, are designed to force growth. People are now becoming increasingly concerned about their intake of chemicals and fat via the food chain.

Some scientists believe that the chemicals feed to these animals will lead to an accelerated aging in humans. We are constantly told by our doctors that we must reduce our fat intake to lower cholesterol levels. No food in the plant world contains cholesterol. Using modern technology nutritionists have shown that the body can obtain all it requires to remain healthy without eating meat.

Many people now consider it wrong to kill animals for food when this is not necessary for survival. Perhaps they feel as Leonardo Da Vinci did when he said, “I have from an early age forsworn the use of meat, and the time will come when men will look upon the slaughter of animals as they now look upon the slaughter of men.”

The International Development Research Centre in Ottawa claims meat production in western countries is cheating the rest of the world of much needed food. In view of this, eating meat is a wanton waste of resources. The amount of food an animal eats is out of all proportion to the amount of eating meat it produces. In fact the modern battery chicken which is the most efficient in converting its food to flesh it takes around 12 pounds of food to produce 1 pound of meat (not including the bones). Pigs eat 20 pounds and cows 30 pounds of food to produce one pound of meat. Sheep usually graze on land that is unsuitable for crops and they are fortunate enough to roam free, at least, until market day. Every pound of food that is grown for feeding to animals to produce eating meat is a pound of food less for a person. So whilst we indulge ourselves in eating meat, others must go hungry.

Still we can always send our old clothes and perhaps an old blanket or two via Oxfam to ease our consciences, perhaps even give a little of our hard earned cash. But whilst we try to cure the symptoms instead of the cause, hoping the problem will go away or somebody else will sort it out, more people starve to death. But we are not really interested in tackling the cause because it would involve altering our eating habits and we must have our meat, our selfish greed robs us of our affection and compassion for our fellow man.

Scientific research has shown that children born to vegetarian mothers are as healthy as babies born to omnivore mothers. Still birth, premature deliveries and birth defects occur no more or less frequently in vegetarian women than in any other particular group.

The strongest animals who possess the greatest endurance, the horse, the ox, the elephant, are all vegetarians, as are many of our world class sports people. The physical apparatus of humans is not like that of a natural carnivore. They have sharp teeth and claws for tearing flesh. Our teeth resemble more closely the vegetarian animals who have flat molars for grinding. Furthermore, carnivores have short intestines, usually no more than three times the length of the trunk, so that meat can be quickly eliminated from the body before it has had time to putrefy. Human intestines are huge, up to 12 times the length of the body, giving the meat plenty of time to turn rank inside the intestinal tract and poison the consumer.

Social conditioning plays an enormous part in our eating habits, for instance the thought of eating steak and kidney pie for breakfast may seem ridiculous, yet three hours later it is welcomed. Food snobbery is in evidence when foods like caviar and pheasant are valued not because they are more nutritious foods, but because they cost more or are associated with the upper classes. Food advertiser’s play on our emotions by conjuring up pleasant memories or confirming social images associated with the consumption of their products, all in an effort to sell more. We must resist these temptations for the good of our health.

The Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, himself a vegetarian, was once very ill. His doctors warned him that unless he began to eat eggs and drink a broth made with a meat base, he would die. Rather than heed the doctors advice, Shaw called for his private secretary. In the doctors presence Shaw dictated his final instructions: ‘I solemnly declare that it is my last wish that when I am no longer a captive of this physical body, that my coffin when carried to the graveyard be accompanied by mourners of the following categories: first birds; second, sheep, lambs, cows, and other animals of the kind; third, live fish in an aquarium. Each of these mourners should carry a placard bearing the inscription: ‘O lord, be gracious to our benefactor George Bernard Shaw who gave his life for saving ours!’ George Bernard Shaw also once said, “Mankind will never have peace until we stop killing and eating animals.” I believe this to be true. For if we cannot show animals love and respect, allowing them to live out their lives naturally. I do not see how we can ever truly learn to love and respect each other. If this is so then we shall never end the continual conflict and misery that we impose upon one another, in our continual struggle for personal prosperity. If we are to live together in peace and co-operation we must first stop eating meat.

Many foods that have beneficial qualities also contain properties that are not good for the human body. Meat which contains many minerals and proteins, also introduces large amounts of cholesterol, high concentrations of which is believed to accelerate arteriosclerosis. Many packaged foods in our supermarkets contain large amounts of sugar which pollute the taste buds masking the true flavour of the food. Our taste buds are educated to expect this sweet pleasurable taste in everything we eat. Our bodies become hooked on sugar and eventually most foods not containing sugar are considered awful in taste and are therefore shunned. Excessive sugar consumption is just as addictive as alcohol, nicotine and caffeine. These substances harm the consumer’s health in the long run. Caffeine is very addictive and when combined with large amounts of sugar, as it is in many canned drinks, is extremely detrimental to the future health of our children. Caffeine is and alkaloid drug, and we should discourage its use by our young children so that they do not grow up dependent on their daily intake to function effectively. This I believe is a very serious matter. In the affluent Western world, we are in great danger of becoming – if we are not already – dependent on our daily intake of these drugs. No wonder we pay scant attention to the natural world and our destruction of the earth’s resources. We are becoming like the drug addict who will do anything to pay for his next fix. Like these poor souls driven out of there minds by a craving they cannot control, we seek only to please the senses by obtaining more and more possession and pleasurable experiences. And, most of us are prepared to turn a blind eye to the suffering that is incurred in the process.

The food we eat is of vital importance to our health both physically and mentally and therefore spiritually. Your perception of the world and conditions surrounding you will be severely coloured by your addiction to the pleasures of eating. If you eat to live, there is still pleasure in the consumption of your food without the excessive addiction. The body will be nourished adequately without having to deal with excesses that are a burden on the physical system. The mind will be freer from the constrains of the bodies addiction and able to appreciate the realities of the world and its surrounding to a larger degree. The greater harmony of body and mind will ensure that the purification of the spirit is not unnecessarily hindered.

Finally an ascetic approach to diet in my opinion is also incorrect. Food is provided by God that we may nourish our bodies and replenish our energies. I believe we should enjoy these gifts and give thanks. Eat to live and, not over indulge or waste food. If we over indulge and waste food while others go hungry elsewhere. How can man’s spirit become free to soar to new heights. Much more could be said about diet but I think this will suffice for the present. You may agree or disagree with the opinions I have expressed here. You must make up you our mind; take responsibility for your own diet. After all if you lived in Iceland or were part of the Bedouin people it would be rather difficult if not impossible to comply with the suggestions made here. However whether you agree or disagree with me I hope I have given you food for thought.


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What Exactly Is the Paleo Diet?

The Paleo diet is a low sugar, low sodium and high protein diet that aims to provide optimum health by following the diet of our ancestors who lived in the Paleolithic era. While the diet’s main priority is health, it is also a great weight loss diet. Those who developed this diet believed that the cave men that lived in the Stone Age or Paleolithic era have the healthiest diet that is best suited to mankind.

They are believed to have the diet that is best suited to us because our genes have only changed by a mere 0.01% yet our diet and lifestyle has changed by innumerable percentages. So it is best that we go back to the diet of the cave men when everything came fresh and were still free of chemicals. They freshly picked their food or hunted animals and ate it for what it was. No preservatives, no artificial flavorings nor additives.

During the Paleolithic era, there was not the need for instant foods or foods with a longer shelf life. It has only been recently that we wanted and needed fast and convenient preparations to make life easier, thus preservatives and additives were created. Because these are chemical concoctions that humans made, they are no longer natural and good for us. Even if they are natural, we consume it in amounts that have become harmful to our health.

These are the reasons why the Paleo diet has been developed. To spare us from substances that are not healthy and to provide us with foods that contain what our bodies need. The cave men lived healthy lives even without the convenient and fast foods that we now have, this is why the Paleo diet imitates their own diet. With their intake of food, they were able to perform daily tasks that require much energy and labor. They had to walk for miles to hunt and literally pick their own food and they were able to do it because of their diet.

The Paleo diet is a high protein diet to provide one with enough energy to perform labor intensive tasks. It also includes lots of fruits and vegetables to provide the body with vitamins and nutrients. These two food groups are absolutely healthy and consumption of it has no limits. The more you eat is even the better. There won’t be a need to take extra vitamin supplements because the diet will provide the body with enough vitamins.

It is a low sodium and low sugar diet because excessive amounts of salt and sugar in the body is not healthy. The cave men have a low sodium and low sugar diet because in those days, they did not have refined sugar or artificial sweeteners and because they did not cook the way we do now, there was no need for excessive amounts of salt to flavor their dishes.

The Paleo diet is about going back to the basics by eating fresh fruits, vegetables and meat and resisting processed, canned, boxed, dairy and other foods that were not yet available during the Paleolithic era.

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The Penis Diet – Eating for a Healthy Sex Life

A diet packed with sugary, sweet, high-calorie foods can lead to multiple health issues, from obesity to heart problems to loss of sexual function. Tamping down the calories is an excellent step toward penis health, not to mention general well-being; but amending the diet still more could bring a guy additional benefits. Super foods packed with the vitamins, minerals, oils and healthy fats a guy needs could lead to an organ that’s great to look at and wonderful to wield. These five penis-friendly foods make an excellent addition to any man’s diet, and as part of a penis care program, their benefits are hard to beat.

Fresh Seafood

Salmon, mackerel and sardines produce omega-3 fatty acids, substances that can lower “bad” cholesterol levels and reduce inflammation. Eating foods rich in omega-3 could help a man when he needs it most, as they can improve the overall health of the cardiovascular system. When a man is aroused, this system shifts into overdrive, diverting blood and causing the dramatic change in size the penis is famous for.


In 2002, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine determined that the production of nitric oxide was vital for sustained erections. When this substance is available, hardness stays in place. When it’s not available, softness sets in. While the researchers found that the cells within the nervous system made nitric oxide during an erection, supplementing the diet with snacks containing the molecule certainly couldn’t hurt. Nuts like almonds, walnuts and pistachios contain either nitric oxide or L-arginine, which is one of the building blocks of nitric oxide.

Fruits and Berries

Dark-colored berries can work like little scrubbing pads inside the circulatory system, relaxing arteries and allowing the blood to flow. Tiny berries also make an excellent on-the-go snack, and they tend to be low in calories. Good choices include:

  • Cherries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries

Berries aren’t the only fruits that can power a penis. Ripe bananas are rich in potassium, which is vital for the heart and the circulatory system. The potassium in bananas also helps to amend high sodium levels, which make them a great snack when a guy’s been binging on potato chips in the recent past.

Red Wine

A glass of red wine is full of antioxidants, which can help to open up the arteries and allow the blood to move freely. Red wine also helps to enhance the production of nitric oxide, which is vital for erections. Too much of a good thing could have a dampening effect, however, as the alcohol in red wine can make a guy feel sluggish, and wine also tends to rank high on the calorie chart. One glass is sufficient for health benefits.

Lean Meats

Cuts of lamb or beef are high in zinc, a mineral vital for a healthy immune system. Zinc also has an important role to play in the appearance of the penis, as this trace element is important for healthy skin. A diet containing moderate amounts of lean proteins could help the skin of the penis knit back together properly after an injury.

Doing More

All of the foods mentioned above must wend their way through the digestive system before they reach the penis, and at any point, the body might choose to divert those foods and use them somewhere else. For men who want to do the most for penis nutrition, a penis health crème (most experts recommend Man 1 Man Oil) could make all the difference. These products are applied directly and absorbed into penile tissues, delivering nutrition right where a guy wants it. Adding a product like this could help men see real results, no matter what their bodies might do with the foods they eat.

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Excellent Diet Plans

When looking for a decent diet, people often do have the wrong impression that they will have to starve themselves in order to lose weight. But that is totally wrong as in order to lose weight you must make sure that you eat the right food and the right amount of food at the right time.

Doing this you will not starve yourself at any point. Just remember to discipline yourself when following a diet program. So if you struggling to choose from a few good diets then you must first check to see what you think will work for you.

How to make it work?

Remember that by sticking to a diet you will be improving your health and that there will be no side effects. Remember that:

  • You must take it in a positive sense and by doing this you will be making it easier to follow through with the plan.
  • You are not starving yourself as you can eat as much food as you want that is mentioned in the plan.
  • Concentrate on the end result more than the dieting.
  • Try something new. When you are following a diet then you will be trying something new so try to let this be exciting for you.
  • There are many good diet programs so find one that you will like.

Follow these few tips in order to help you through you dieting.

There are many good diets to choose from but as I mentioned earlier you must choose one that will suit you the best so here are a few diet programs that you can look up:

  • Grapefruit diet, Hollywood grapefruit diet plan and grapefruit diet.
  • Vegetable juice diet and juice fasting.
  • Yogurt diet, green tea diet plan and vegetarian diet plan.
  • Raw food diet program and green smoothie diet plan.

The above plans are just a few diet plans that I have suggested from over hundreds of diet plans. And the reason I have suggested them is that some of my friends have personally tried a few and I know they work.

So when you are deciding on a diet program remember to give a few diet plans a look and then check reviews on them that will help you make your decision. So go ahead and look up a few of the above mentioned diet plans so that you can see how it has worked for others.

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NASH Liver Diet – An Easy Step-By-Step Guide For You To Get Started Now

When I got diagnosed with NASH (Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis or the most severe stage in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) the other year, the doctors told me that all I could do is to eat right by having a balanced and healthy diet, to exercise, and to avoid bad habits. I thought that this diet for fatty liver would be very difficult since I really am a food lover.

I researched on how I could start my NASH diet but still feel satisfied. NASH liver diet is said to possible work since non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is due to any of the following causes: high-fat diet, obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and high triglyceride – all of which are controllable.

My nurse recently advised me to read an e-book named “The Fatty Liver Diet Guide” by Nurse Dorothy Spencer. She told me that it could probably help me start and maintain an effective liver disease diet. So I went ahead to buy the e-book and read it right away, hoping to find something about this particular diet.

I actually found the book very helpful! Nurse Dorothy recommended the same things – diet, exercise, and good habits – to treat NASH and fatty liver disease. According to her, A NASH liver diet must include the certain vitamins and minerals to reverse fatty liver. In Chapter 9, she discussed the good groups that were important in a NASH liver diet.

She also gave a specific daily and weekly diet plan, which I found very easy to follow and helpful. I was able to start my diet right away because of the recipes and the complete guide! The recipes for the this particular diet guide are included in the book so there was no excuse not to eat those yummy food suggestions. I never thought that a NASH liver diet could be as easy as that!

When I had my routine check-up three weeks ago, the doctors told me that the lab results showed positive results. I think that although I am not yet completely cured, the NASH liver diet must have had an effect on me and must have really helped.

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Anti-Fungal Diet – What to Eat on an Anti-Fungal Diet and What to Avoid

Have you tried doing a yeast free diet before? Would you like to know what to eat on an anti-fungal diet and what to avoid? If so then today I will present to you some excellent information on how to effectively eliminate a chronic candida overgrowth through a diet which will starve out the yeast and allow your health to return to normal once more.

So what do I eat on an anti-fungal diet?

Veggies: Lots of vegetables that are low in starch, so leafy greens work as well as greens such as celery. Carrots and beets because of their high sugar content are best avoided, later on in the diet after several weeks they can be re-introduced in moderation.

Whole Grains: Quinoa, Millet, Amaranth, (Brown rice & sprouted wheat in moderation if tolerated)

Lean Meat: Organic Chicken, Organic Turkey, Wild Fish ie. Salmon. Vegetarian diets have been found to be even more effective when combating candida although for many people they find themselves unable to completely give up meat, in these instances a moderate amount of the above meats are allowed per week.

Fruits: Lemons, Limes, (Grapefruit, Berries, Green Apples in moderation after the initial phases of the diet)

What to avoid on the anti-fungal diet?

Everything processed, especially processed foods which are high in starch or have sugar.

Wheat & processed grains including breads, pastries, cookies and any grain based processed foods.

Avoid vinegar as this increases yeast activity in the body as does alcohol which also must be avoided.

Bottom line, avoid all sugar and starchy foods. A diet high in fiber to clear the bowels is ideal, with a majority of this fiber coming from vegetables and some from the allowed whole grains. This diet requires personal attention and work, however like all true methods of healing the body it is the only way to achieve lasting relief, drugs & anti-fungals will only do so much. In addition to the diet though you must also be focused upon eliminating the root causes which have created this condition to begin with, very often these are not obvious.

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Acid Reflux Disease Diet 7 Ways to Relieve Symptoms

An acid reflux disease diet can help control the occurrence of acid reflux and decrease the risk of heartburn for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) sufferers. Following a controlled diet is a matter of determining which foods trigger symptoms, and which foods are safe to eat.

Creating a two-week food diary, where you make a record of all the foods you ingest and the symptoms that follow, is the best way to discover the foods to eliminate. After two weeks, you should then present your food diary to your doctor or dietician so he/she can help create a diet plan that is beneficial for you.

Although it is in your best interest to create a food diary, the following are 7 food categories and the related foods you should avoid, or are considered safe to eat in each. The seven categories are:

1. Dairy

2. Meat

3. Grains

4. Vegetables and Fruit

5. Fats and oil

6. Sweets and snacks

7. Beverages

By knowing what you should and shouldn’t eat within each food category is how you create an acid reflux disease diet that effectively relieves symptoms by stopping them before they start.

Foods you should avoid

The following foods should be eliminated or dramatically limited in an acid reflux disease diet, as ingesting them, even in small quantities, can aggravate symptoms and lead to recurring heartburn.

Dairy – Cottage cheese, sour cream, ice cream and ice cream related products (I.E. milk shakes, floats, etc.)

Meat – Buffalo wings, chicken nuggets, ground beef, and marbled steak

Grains – Pasta with marinara sauce, macaroni and cheese

Vegetables & Fruit – Vegetables: raw onion, French fires, mashed potatoes. Fruits: Citrus fruits and juices which include lemon, lime, lemonade, orange, orange juice, grapefruit and grapefruit juice, cranberry juice, tomato and tomato juice.

Fats and oil – Oily or creamy salad dressings, and essentially all fried or fatty processed Foods.

Sweets and Snacks – Chocolate, doughnuts, butter cookies, brownies, corn chips, and potato chips.

Beverages – Alcohol, regular or decaffeinated coffee and tea, high-sugared drinks such as soda.

Foods considered safe

The following foods are considered safe to eat and shouldn’t aggravate your GERD symptoms; therefore, they can become a regular part of your acid reflux disease diet.

Dairy – Fat-free cream cheese, feta or goat cheese, low-fat soy cheese.

Meat – Extra lean ground beef, London broiled steak, skinless chicken breast, egg whites, imitation eggs, and fish without additional fat.

Grains – Whole grain or white bread, corn bread, oatmeal, bran cereal, white or brown rice

Vegetables & Fruit – Vegetables: broccoli, carrots, cabbage, peas, green beans, and baked potato.

Fruits: banana, fresh or dried apple, apple juice.

Fats and oil – low fat salad dressing

Sweets and Snacks – Pretzels, baked potato chips, graham crackers, rice cakes, fat free cookies, red liquorice, and jelly beans

Beverages – Water

Occasional treats

Last, but not least, the following is a brief list of foods you can occasionally enjoy in your acid reflux disease diet, but should be consumed with discretion and in moderation as they can aggravate symptoms:

Dairy – Yogurt, cheddar or mozzarella cheese

Meat -fired eggs, fried fish, hot dog, ham and tuna salad.

Grains – Granola cereal and muffin.

Vegetables & Fruit – Vegetables: garlic, leeks, and green onions. Fruits: low-acid orange juice, dried cranberries, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.

Fats and oil – ketchup

Sweets and Snacks – low-fat cookies

Beverages – non-alcoholic drinks and carbonated drinks

Finally, keep in mind that the above food lists are only general guidelines. Some of the foods considered safe to eat for one heartburn sufferer may not be the same for another. Therefore, make sure you keep a food diary to determine what the best acid reflux disease diet is for you, so you can effectively treat and prevent your symptoms.

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Fast Diet Or Fast, Safe, Healthy Diet?

A Fast Diet program is something that every overweight person wanting to lose weight desires. That’s why, numerous diets billed as ‘fast diets’ have cropped up, some of which do work quickly.

However, that is only part of the picture. While a Fast Diet may produce quick results, it invariably involves health risks. Only a diet that follows a specific scientific principle can truly be a Fast Diet that is also safe and healthy.

Three Types Of Diets

Despite all the grand terminology used to describe them, basically, dieting programs are of three types: the first are those that focus on reducing food (calorie) intake to burn off excess fat in the body. These are purely starvation ones.

The second type are those that use non-conventional, medically unrecommended tactics to burn off excess fat in the body, while at the same time also restricting your food consumption.

The third type is those which burn off fat through regulating food intake in a manner that ensures not only fast weight loss, and also safe and healthy ones.

All three types work in varying degrees but, while the first type involves ill-advised starvation, the second one involves consuming foods, such as alkali ones, that can affect your health.


Starvation, for instance, because of the deprivation of food, deprives your body of vital nutrients such as, proteins and vitamins that are necessary to keep your energy levels high. Lack of these nutrients leads to health complications, such as, deficiency diseases, besides leaving you feeling week and hungry.

Similarly, non-conventional diets, such as acid alkali ones, for example, can lead to alkalosis marked by symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, numbness, tingling sensations, muscle spasm, light-headedness and twitching of muscles.

Fast, Safe And Healthy Diets

For a diet to produce results quickly and yet remain safe and healthy, it ought to effectively burn off the fat already stored in your body, not just the food that you eat, while at the same time providing your body with its daily requirement of nutrients.

It is a scientific fact that this can be achieved by shifting the calories you eat in such a way as to stimulate your body to effectively burn off the stored fat in your body.

Any dieting program that uses the shifting calorie method is not only going to truly burn off fat quickly, but will also be a safe and healthy one. This is the kind that must be your first choice.

These are the third type of diets and their hallmark is that they make you eat your usual foods, but in different combinations, so that your body gets all its nutrition, while at the same time burning off excess fat present in your body.

The problem, however, is that, though safe and healthy they maybe, almost none of the third type of diets are based on any well-researched tangible scientific theory to produce quick results.

Instead, they are mostly good old home remedies being sold as commercial diets under the name of a fast diet.

Largely, these diets are put-together by those who know more about making money, than those who have any real knowledge about how the human body works. That is why, though these are safe, they do not work rapidly and the weight you lose through them is limited and takes a long time.

Proven Diet

From among the so-called fast and safe diets of the third type, only one diet really employs the shifting calories method. This diet has provided amazing, quick and safe results for hundreds of thousands of overweight people. This diet also provides various options, such as vegetarian and non-vegetarian and works wonders for those who follow it as instructed, without cheating. The diet is called Fat Loss 4 Idiots and produces clearly visible results in as little as 2 weeks. It is also a very easy to follow.

It is beyond the scope of this article to get into detailed analysis and information about this diet, but you can read it all from this author at this website: Fatloss4Idiots Exclusive.

Whatever else you do concerning dieting, remember to opt for a fast diet program that is also safe and healthy. There is no point in losing weight at the expense of ending up with more serious other health complications.

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