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Condition Based Diets

You are what you eat. Many conditions may be mitigated or even eliminated by changing our eating habits or simply adding, removing or reducing certain foods from our diets.
 
Our partners at Healthpoint have identified a variety of conditions and provided educational dietary guidelines that maybe helpful for these conditions. This information is not intended to replace medical advice for individual treatments and it is important to talk to your doctor, pharmacist or healthcare professional for advice on what is safe and effective for you.
 
Here are some healthy condition based dietary plans. You can share your recipes on our New Recipe Ideas on our Forum Page
acne diet
cholesterol diet
"The atherosclerosis diet is similar to those recommended for other conditions associated with heart disease (eg hyperlipidemia and hypertension. The aim is to adopt a healthy diet which will prevent further development of coronary heart disease. This diet is similar to a Mediterranean-style diet.
The diet should be high in
  • Large amounts of fresh fruits (2 servings per day) and vegetables (5 servings per day)
  • Limits the intake of meat, particularly red meat (1 serving per day)
  • Grains and cereals (4-9 servings per day)
  • Non-fat or low-fat milk and dairy products (2 servings per day)
  • Recommends limiting alcohol intake (a maximum of 2 standard drinks for men and 1 for women per day).

The diet should be low in
  • Meat, particularly red meat (1 serving per day).
  • Alcohol intake (a maximum of 2 standard drinks for men and 1 for women per day)."                                                      Healthpoint
breastfeeding diet
Definition
"The aim of the diet for Breastfeeding is to provide sufficient nutrients for the mother to remain well nourished herself whilst providing an adequate supply of quality breast milk for her baby."               Healthpoint

Diet should be high in
Complex Carbohydrates, Fluids , Calcium, Protien , Zinc, Iron, Esential Fatty Acids
Diet should be low in
Fats, any foods which by elimination and challenge appear to provoke symptoms in baby (such as hives or digestive upsets) when included in mother's diet and Alcohol.                              Extracted from Healthpoint
"The acne diet offers a wide range of nutritious foods that provide all the nutrients necessary to help keep skin healthy.There is no evidence that eating fried foods and chocolate causes Acne, however, some people do find that certain foods can make Acne worse. If you find that a particular food causes your Acne to worsen, is a good idea to avoid this type of food.
The diet
  • Focuses on low-glycaemic foods. This means eating foods that keep your blood sugar steady.
  • See the Low Glycaemic Index Diet for more information.
  • Includes 2 litres of water per day plus 5 servings of fruit and vegetables
  • Includes 5-11 servings of breads/cereals per day plus 1 serving of protein (eg. lean meat,
  • fish, poultry, nuts, etc.)
  • Includes 3 servings of low-fat dairy food per day"                       Healthpoint
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migraine diet
"Definition
The aim of this eating plan is to reduce the severity of Migraines by avoiding the common dietary triggers.

Description
The list of foods, beverages, and additives that trigger migraine includes cheese, chocolate, citrus fruits, hot dogs, monosodium glutamate, aspartame, fatty foods, ice cream, caffeine withdrawal, and alcoholic drinks, especially red wine and beer. Tyramine, phenylethylamine, histamine, nitrites, and sulfites are involved in the mechanism of food intolerance Migraine.

Diet should be low in
  • Cheese, chocolate, citrus fruits, hot dogs, fatty foods and ice cream.
  • aspartame or phenylalanine.Foods containing artificial sweeteners such as diet soft drinks, "lite" desserts or yoghurts and sugar alternatives. Always check food labels for
  • Take-away food, particularly Chinese, is often cooked with monosodium glutamate (MSG).
  • Tea, coffee, cola drinks and chocolate contain caffeine which is known to cause headaches.
  • chicken skin, ham, pork, salmon, herrings and hard cheese must be avoided.Protein-rich foods such as anchovies, fish roe, preserved fish, offal, smoked meat and chicken, tuna, aged meat, bacon, chicken liver,
  • Alcohol, particularly red wine but also beer, brandy and whisky may trigger a migraine."                                                         Healthpoint
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Courtesy of Heathpoint
​Download complete PDF
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​Download complete PDF
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