Special Diets

Special Diets

Let our experts help you eat a vegan, gluten-free, high-fiber, diabetic diet and more the right way and eat right for your special dietary needs.

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Diabetes Diet Center

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Vegan Diet Center

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Top Vegetarian Protein Sources

Submitted by admin on Thu, 02/16/2017 - 15:37

These vegetarian protein sources make it easy to get your protein fill if you're eating a vegetarian or vegan diet or just trying to eat less meat and more plants. Yes, the list extends way beyond tofu (which clocks in at about 9 grams per 3-ounce serving, for the record). Take a look!

1-Day Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan

Submitted by admin on Mon, 01/30/2017 - 13:56

Often called the world's healthiest diet, the Mediterranean diet gets points for being delicious and healthy. It can help reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases, such as heart disease, obesity and diabetes. In this Mediterreanean diet meal plan, we incporporate staples such as fresh fruits and vegetables, heart-healthy olive oil, whole-grains, lean protein and a little bit of red wine (our favorite part).

How Cheese Lover Bianca Acebron Peco Lowered Her Cholesterol

Submitted by admin on Mon, 10/03/2016 - 14:04

When Bianca ­Acebron Peco was told she'd have to drop her favorite food group, forever, she was devastated. "I'm a cheese-a-holic!" says the New Hampshire resident. Unfortunately, cheese and her other go-tos, ice cream and milk, are often high in saturated fat—something that people with high cholesterol may need to limit. And in 2011, at age 19, Bianca found out she had high cholesterol.

14-Day Gluten-Free Meal Plan: 1,500 Calories

Submitted by admin on Mon, 09/12/2016 - 15:16

Following a gluten-free diet is easy and delicious with this 14-day, 1,500-calorie meal plan. We've done the hard work of planning for you and mapped out 14 full days of meals and snacks that are free of gluten and gluten-containing ingredients and are balanced for a healthy diet. Because gluten-free diets can be lacking in certain nutrients like fiber, niacin, folate and vitamin B12, we made sure to include plenty of healthy foods to help you meet your daily nutrient needs.

30 Healthy Low-Carb Foods to Eat

Submitted by admin on Tue, 09/06/2016 - 08:35

You've decided you're going on a low-carb diet. So what do you actually eat? The key to not feeling deprived is to consume a variety of foods from all the food groups—even grains can fit nicely into low-carb eating. At EatingWell, we recommend that on a low-carb diet you get about 40 percent of your calories from carbs, or at least 120 grams of carbs total per day. That amount helps you maintain a balanced diet and get all your nutrients in. It's also more doable and less restrictive than following super-low-carb diets.

What to Eat (and Avoid) When You're Pregnant

Submitted by admin on Mon, 08/29/2016 - 15:36

Getting pregnant is usually an exciting time. Avoiding lattes and red wine for nine months? Not so much. But is it really necessary to cut out caffeine, alcohol, cheese and sushi while you are pregnant? Here's the latest research on what to avoid and what to be cautious about. Plus, learn which foods and key nutrients you should definitely eat for a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Related: Getting Started: Pregnancy Diet Basics

7-Day Vegetarian Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/07/2016 - 10:22

Incorporating more plant-based foods into your diet is a great way to boost your health. A vegetarian diet has been shown to reduce your risk of heart disease , type-2 diabetes and even certain types of cancer. Whether you already follow a vegetarian diet or are just looking to go meatless sometimes, this 7-day, 1,200-calorie vegetarian meal plan makes it easy to eat your veggies!

Starting a Gluten-Free Diet: A Guide for Beginners

Submitted by admin on Mon, 05/09/2016 - 09:17

It's one of the most buzzed-about diets today—but how do you get started eating a gluten-free diet? While less than one percent of Americans have celiac disease and follow a gluten-free diet as a medical necessity, more of us are ditching the bread for other reasons. One in five Americans say they try to eat gluten-free foods, while one in six avoid gluten altogether, according to a 2015 Gallup poll.

10 Foods That Lower Cholesterol

Submitted by admin on Wed, 05/13/2015 - 12:13

There's no magical food to keep your heart healthy, but there are a lot of foods that can help—including these foods that help lower your cholesterol. In addition to cutting back on foods that can raise total cholesterol and getting enough exercise, make sure to eat more of these foods that improve your cholesterol profile by raising "good" HDL and/or lowering "bad" LDL cholesterol. These foods include some old standbys, such as oatmeal and fruit, plus a few surprising foods that can help lower cholesterol to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke.