There are hundreds of different diets, each somewhat different from one another. That can be confusing; at least it was for me.
The proliferation of diets is not essential and does not stem from health needs. Ambiguity about the best diet serves many bodies with interests that are contrary to those of consumers.
The main reasons for this disturbing phenomenon of diverse diets are:
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- Enormous economic interests of all involved.
- A structured weakness of regulatory bodies cannot give the public a clear and easy-to-understand picture of what is suitable for their health.
- Today's labels worldwide with the substances' chemical names are a forced solution that seems to be a duty but not helpful information.
- The modern way of life and the lack of leisure push people to eat prepared and industrialized food.
- The absence of a unified philosophy of Medical & Nutrition science.
A partial list of typical diets (from Wikipedia)
- Vegetarian and semi-vegetarian diets.
- Weight control diets.
- Low-calorie diets.
- Extremely low-calorie diets.
- Low-carbohydrate diets.
- Low-fat diets.
- Crash diets.
- Detox Diets.
- Belief-based diets.
- Medical reasons determine diets.
- Other Diets.
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