Summer is about trying new things that could work for you and as much as we despise the word “diet,” healthy eating is important for your body, skin, and mind. According to the 2018 US News & World Reports, plant-based diets are becoming even more popular than diets that may not be as healthy. Perhaps depending on what coast you are located on, the KETO diet and other carbohydrates - based diets are trending eating strategies in Los Angeles. Yes, don’t act too surprised. While these diets may be appealing to Hollywood, they don’t guarantee weight gain, nor do they prevent disease. So if you are looking for a life-altering eating plan, consider these diets that work towards a healthy immune system.
The DASH DIET: If you struggle with high blood pressure, this diet may be for you as it was created just for this issue. To reduce your blood pressure to normal rates, officials advocate that it’s all your diet. Start with the 64-page guide developed by The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) that is not only free but also customizable based on your age! The Dash Diet includes foods that are already recognizable to the American diet, including those high in potassium, calcium, protein, as well as carbs, but these nutrients are closely monitored by percentages of fat with very limited saturated fat and cholesterol. The Dash diet also calls for only 2,000 calories per day to combat and lower sodium levels that cause high blood pressure. In a survey study with over 400 participants ( mostly women), those that followed the plan for the blood pressure reductions experienced fast results—within 2 weeks of starting the plan! If you’re interested in learning more, here’s the guide: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/
MEDITERRANEAN DIET: Out of the diets, the Mediterranean diet ranked #1 and actually tied with the Dash diet. But we already knew that at A Complete’s product formulas were inspired by the diet’s ingredients. Not only is it easy to follow, it is most importantly healthy! Yes, you’ll lose some weight but the diet is most known for preventing various modern-day ailments, including diabetes and cancer prevention. In general, the diet calls for eating fruits, vegetables, nuts, of course, olive oil and antioxidants that help keep the body clean. The eating plan also emphasizes lots of fish but saving red meat and sugar for special occasions. A Complete’s Premium Beauty Concentrate Supplements contain more than three Mediterranean diet friendly ingredients, including fish collagen and tomato extract! It’s also ranked #1 as one of the easiest diets to follow, need we say more?
FLEXITARIAN DIET: People who adopt this eating plan are called vegivores. A flexitarian meal plan is all about adding new food to your diet while still hovering in the middle of a vegetarian who can enjoy meats on occasion. According to recent studies, vegetarians live 3.5 years longer than the normal person. https://www.shape.com/healthy-
As we continue to contemplate how to make eating healthy less of a chore and more of lifestyle in 2018, A Complete’s founder Angélica Fuentes shares her own eating regimen that she swears by! Discover her exclusive meal plan here: