, 2023-01-21 23:00:00,
By Leanne McCrate
Last week we discussed the U.S. News and World Report rankings of the top 3 diets for overall health, so it seems only balanced to examine the bottom three diets this week. A panel of nutrition experts evaluated the diets based on seven categories: how easy it is to follow, its ability to produce short-term and long-term weight loss, its nutritional completeness, its safety, and its potential for preventing and managing diabetes and heart disease (1).
The Raw Food Diet ranked #24 out of 24 diets reviewed. This diet stems from the erroneous belief that cooking destroys the nutrients in food. Most followers do not eat 100% raw food on this diet. Most will consume 75-80% of their calories from uncooked food. Some choose to eat raw fish, sashimi, and cheese made from raw (unpasteurized) milk.
While consuming more fruits and vegetables is healthy, the Raw Food Diet often lacks adequate protein and calories. Furthermore, drinking milk that hasn’t been pasteurized poses a threat of foodborne illness.
The SlimFast and Optavia Diets tied for the 23 rd position. We have all seen the SlimFast commercials that claim, “Give us a week; we’ll take off the weight.” The SlimFast plan consists of meal replacement shakes, one sensible meal, and…
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