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Top 8 Healthy Eating Plans of 2017

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A recent study by GrubHub revealed the surprising way people are changing their attitudes toward certain eating plans.

People are more interested in healthy food, but not just any healthy food. Based on the takeout orders placed in 2016, GrubHub was able to identify the most popular trending diets in the United States. Due to the immense growth the top diets experienced compared to years past, these trends are likely to remain consistent in the near future. There are numerous variables that could have caused these jumps, such as the public’s increased awareness of food’s nutritional value.

Here are some of the most popular diets that you should try out this year.

Paleo is one of the most popular diet choices across America. It consists of foods which are more traditional such as meat, fish, and other animal products along with vegetables, fruits and healthy fats. The Paleo eating plan is popular in Houston, Dallas, Philadelphia and Austin, with its orders growth increasing by almost 370 percent in 2016 and still expected to grow more in years to come. Paleo stands to be the ruling amongst the healthy eating plans due to it containing no processed foods and allowing no addition of sugar. This diet also develops a great concept for it includes lots of veggies, adequate healthy fats, proteins and whole foods. This diet can also assist people who intend to shed off some weight, the reason being you fell full quite quickly, and cabs are limited.

Clean eating
This eating plan promotes healthy living and also helps shed off some weight. This is a way of enjoying whole food in their natural state and avoiding anything processed. Clean eating embraces healthy proteins and fats as well as vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. It’s also preferred by nutritionists due to its healthy benefits

Low fat
This is another way to healthy eating plans across the nations. The diet is popular with men and women for various reasons. The men who are focusing on fitness prefer a low-fat diet such as fruits, vegetables, whole-grain products and a quality amount of lean and low-fat. These are animal based food which includes meat and dairy products. This diet helps control cholesterol and intake of fat, carbs, and calories. It’s generally low in fat thus making it of great help to those people who want to lose or maintain their weight.

Juice cleanse
According to the research, juice cleanses are most popular with women. Juice is pressed or squeezed out of fruits and vegetables and thus its nutritional value is very high. Juice is highly recommended due to its detoxification benefits (though these benefits are up for debate). Juicing may help the body to reduce the amount toxins naturally, and that’s one of the reasons its popularity has soared by almost 89 percent.

Raw Diet
This is also known as the “caveman diet.” There are numerous health benefits associated with this eating plan, especially the level of nutrients. Researched showed the popularity of raw food increased by almost 92 percent in 2016. Raw foods include unprocessed, uncooked and mostly the organic foods. Most of these foods include fruits and vegetables and sprouted grains, seeds, and nuts in raw form for maximum nutritional benefits.

This is another eating plan that’s enjoying immense popularity due to its rich nutrients. Veganism has highly increased in popularity by almost 58 percent in 2016 in comparison to the previous years. The growth is still expected to increase further in the coming years due to the rise in demand. The vegan diet contains only plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and seeds; it includes no animal products whatsoever. Despite its popularity, this can be an expensive lifestyle.

Mediterranean diet
The Mediterranean diet incorporates healthy eating basics. It contains the most healthy diets such as vegetables, fruits, fish and whole grains. This eating plan is known to reduce the risks of heart diseases possibly even breast cancer. Having grown gradually by 7 percent over past years, it is expected to remain popular in 2017 and coming years. The diet is also great for weight loss.

Ketogenic diet
No one would have that ketogenic diet would make it to this list, but the fact is many people are embracing it due to its immense health benefits. Although it has grown gradually by 5 percent from the previous years, it’s expected to increase in growth in 2017 and coming years. This is a low carb diet which provides numerous health benefits. It’s a great diet for weight loss and will also increase energy levels in the body.

Eight Super Healthy High-Fat Foods

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Eight Super Healthy High-Fat Foods

The title of this article might be a little strange to some people. It just seems to go against everything that dieting and health are about. We are used to hearing about foods that are high on fat being very bad for our health. This is true in many cases, but there are other situations when certain foods that are high on fats are very healthy for your body. In this article we are going to be talking about eight of those foods so that you can incorporate them into your diet.

1- Cheese

You might consider cheese to be a bad choice for a healthy diet, but the truth is that in moderation and without every frying it, cheese can be an extremely good source of calcium, selenium and phosphorus amongst other important nutrients.

2- Extra virgin olive oil

Olive oil is high on fats too, but they are the right kind of fats and there are plenty of powerful nutrients and vitamins combined with the antioxidants.

3- Coconuts

There are many people who are using coconut oil as one of the main sources of fatty acids for their diet. The coconut is highly loaded with fats, but they are quite different from most other fats and they include fatty acids that are extremely beneficial to the body

4- Yogurt

Even the yogurt that is full of fat is going to be extremely good for you. This kind of yogurt is loaded with a lot of useful probiotic bacteria that is going to make it easier for you to get the right kind of results for your needs. Make sure you avoid yogurts that are low o fat and high on sugars.

5- Chia seeds

The chia seed is not even supposed to fall under the category of foods with high fat content, but there is plenty of fat inside of a chia seed and the majority of those fats are extremely healthy omega 3 fatty acid fats that are known as “ALA”.

6- Whole eggs

There was a time when eggs used to be considered extremely unhealthy because the lack of knowledge on the type of cholesterol they have led people to believe that a single egg would have up to 75% of the required daily cholesterol intake, but recent studies have shown that the cholesterol in eggs does not affect the aunt of cholesterol that we have in our blood.

7-Dark Chocolate

If you love chocolate, you can eat it daily in small portions as long as you eat dark chocolate only. There is a large percentage of fat in dark chocolate and it also contains a very healthy and large dose of copper, magnesium and manganese amongst other nutrients that are very good for our general health.

8- Avocados

There are very few foods out there that are as good as the avocado. This is considered a super food by many people because it contain high amounts of omega fatty acids, protein, vitamins and many other nutrients. The avocado is very high on fat, but it’s the right kind of fat and it can be ideal for any kind of food that you are eating.


There are many foods that might contain high levels of fat, but they are able to provide the right kind of results for your health because the fat that they contain is actually good. It’s always a good idea to eat these foods in moderation due to the high amount of nutritional content that is provided by them. A good diet plan can always help you regulate your intake of foods that are good for you. Even the best foods can be bad for your health if you consume too many of them.